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ANNUAL 
TOWN REPORT 




CHELMSFORD 
1987 



Cover photo by Jean Sougnez 



IN MEMORIAM 







CLAUDE A, HARVEY 

August 8, 1917 - August 14, 1987 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

BOARD OF ASSESSORS 

HOUSING AUTHORITY 

PARK COMMISSIONER 

WATER COMMISSIONER 



GENERAL INFORMATION 



Incorporated 

Type of Government 

Location 



County ..... 
Land Area ..... 
Population. .... 
Assessed Valuation Rate 1987 

Tax Rate ..... 

United States Representative 

in Congress - 5th Cong. District 
State Senator 



Representative in General 
16th Middlesex District 

Accounting Department 
Assessors Office 



Board of Health 
Highway Department 

Office 

Garage 
Public Libraries 

Adams Library . 



Children's House 

McKay Library . 

School Superintendent 
Selectmen's Office 
Town Clerk. 



Tax Collector & Treasurer 



Veterans' Agent 



Court 



May, 165 5 
Town Meeting 

Eastern Massachusetts, bordered by 
Lowell and Tyngsborough on the North, 
Billerica on the East, Carlisle on the 
South, and Westford on the West. It is 
24 miles from Boston, 40 miles from 
Worcester and 225 miles from New York 
City 

Middlesex 

22.54 square miles 
31,315 

$1,484,355,124 (Real Estate) 
$31,850,038 (Personal Property) 
$15.56 ($15,295 Residential - 
$16.34 Commercial) 

Chester G. Atkins, Concord 
Carol C. Amick, Bedford 

Carol C. eleven, Chelmsford 

Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Monday Evenings, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
(Except June, July & August) 
Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 

Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 
Monday thru Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm 



. Monday 
Friday 
Sunday 

. Monday 
Friday 

. Monday 
Friday 

. Monday 

. Monday 

. Monday 
Monday 
(Except 

. Monday 
Monday 
(Except 

. Monday 

MEETINGS 



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& Sat 

(Oct. 

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& Sat 

thru 

thru 

thru 

Eveni 

June 
thru 
Eveni 

June 
thru 



Thursday, 
urday, 9: 
- April) , 
Thursday, 
urday, 9: 
Thursday 
urday, 9: 
Friday, I 
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, July & 
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pm 
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- 8:00 pm 
:30 pm 

8:00 pm 
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4:30 pm 
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pm 

5:00 pm 
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5:00 pm 



Annual Election 
Annual Town Meeting 
Selectmen 
School Committee 
Planning Board 
Appeals Board 
Conservation Commission 
Board of Health 
Housing Authority 



rst Tuesday in April, 9 Precincts 

st Monday in April, McCarthy Middle School Gym 

00 pm - every other Monday, Town Offices 

30 pm - every other Tuesday, Parker School 

30 pm - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, Town Offices 

30 pm - 4th Thursday, Town Offices 

00 pm - 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, Town Offices 

00 pm - 1st Tuesday of month, Town Offices 

30 pm - 1st Tuesday of month, 10 Wilson Street 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN 




Board of Selectmen 

Front: (left to right) 

Roger A. Blomgren, Chairman 

Henrick R. Johnson, Jr., Vice Chairman 

Back: (left to right) 



John P. Emerson, Jr. 
Bonita Towle, Clerk 
Dennis J. Ready 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN - 1987 

On April 13, 1987, following the 
Town Elections in which Roger A. 
Blomgren was elected to his second 
term as Selectman, the Board met and 
elected Mr. Blomgren as Chairman, 
Henrick R. Johnson, Jr. as Vice 
Chairman and Bonita Towle as Clerk. 
The membership of the Board also 
includes Dennis J. Ready and John P. 
Emerson, Jr. 

The Board had a very busy and 
productive year, and saw many 
changes in personnel. Bernard F. 
Lynch, who had been Acting Executive 
Secretary since December, 1986 was 
appointed to the position perma- 
nently in April. The long search 
for a Fire Chief ended in January 
when Firefighter Robert L. Hughes 
was appointed Chief. In March 
Martin J. Walsh was appointed 
Director of the Council on Aging, 
due to the resignation of Kathleen 
Robinson. September saw the 
resignation of William "Bill" Edge, 
and the appointment of Robert 
Deletetsky as Superintendent of 
Public Buildings. In December 
Harold Gray announced his retirement 
as Superintendent of Streets, and 
the Board appointed Michael A. 
Crory, former Highway Superintendent 
in Littleton, to replace him in 
January, 1988. 

Several committees recently ap- 
pointed by the Board met often and 
worked hard on their given charges- 
the Blue Ribbon Resource Recovery 
Committee, the Ambulance Study 
Committee, and the Senior Citizen 
Center Building Committee. The Dog 
Pound Committee completed its task 
with the opening of the new Dog 
Pound near the McCarthy Middle 
School on North Road. 

Groundbreaking was held in June at 
the Southwell Field Recreational 
Facility in North Chelmsford. The 
federally funded complex will 
contain playing fields, a park 



shelter facility, and a boat ramp on 
the Merrimack River funded by a 
grant from the Commonwealth. 

Utilizing the services of Labor 
Counsel, the Board signed contracts 
with the H i ghway / C erne t e ry and 
Clerical Unions, and commenced 
negotiations with the Police and 
Fire Unions. 

Other accomplishments this year 
included a Department of Public 
Works Consolidation study, funded by 
a State grant, and the establishment 
of a Traffic and Safety Unit in the 
Police Department. The Town also 
became a partnership community under 
the Executive Office of Communities 
and Development, and began partici- 
pating in the Housing Opportunity 
Program (HOPS) by soliciting 
proposals for affordable housing. 

The Board was successful in estab- 
lishing new fee schedules and 
joining with the Town of Carlisle in 
a Cranberry Bog Management Program. 

The Board of Selectmen continued 
their active role in the 
Massachusetts Selectmen's Associ- 
ation, the Northern Middlesex Area 
Commission, the Middlesex County 
Advisory Board and the Massachusetts 
Municipal Association. Individual 
Selectmen also served as liaisons 
betv/een the Board of Selectmen and 
various town and regional boards and 
commissions during the year. 

Due to the fact that national and 
state legislative decisions have a 
great impact on Town affairs, the 
Board of Selectmen maintained 
constant contact with Congressman 
Atkins 1 office as well as with 
Senator Carol Amick and State 
Representative Carol eleven. The 
Selectmen wish to express their 
gratitude to Congressman Atkins, 
Senator Amick and Representative 
Freeman for their help and cooper- 
ation during the past year. 



In closing, the Selectmen, on behalf 
of the citizens of Chelmsford, wish 
to express their sincere gratitude 
to the various Town boards and 
committees for their accomplishments 
during the year. It should be 
remembered that these boards and 
committees are composed of unpaid 
volunteers who take many long hours 
out of their free time to work on 
issues and projects that benefit the 
Town of Chelmsford. The Board also 
would like to recognize our compe- 
tent and dedicated office staff of 
Mrs. Judith Carter and Mrs. Beth 
Gibbs. 

Respectfully submitted: 



Robert A. Blomgren, Chairman 
Henrick R. Johnson, Jr. 

Chairman 
Bonita A. Towle, Clerk 
Dennis J. Ready, Member 
John P. Emerson, Jr., Member 



Vice 



TOWN CLERK 



Office of the Town Clerk 



SPORTING LICENSED 


DOG LICENSES 


KENNEL LICENSES 


168 4 


3102 


11 


RECORDED MORTGAGES 


BIRTH INC. 


DEATHS 


929 


309 


233 


MARRIAGES 


INTENTIONS 




290 


929 





WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

FEBRUARY 5, 19 87 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other 
suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford: 

In the name of the Commonwealth, 
aforesaid, you are hereby requested 
to notify and warn the legal voters 
of said Chelmsford to meet in the 
McCarthy Middle School Auditorium on 
Thursday evening, the 5th day of 
February 1987, at 7:30 p.m., then 
and there to act upon the following 
Articles, Viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will 
vote to amend the General By-laws to 
add the following article. 

Discontinuance Permits 

Section 1. Scope 

This article will apply to all 
mobile home parks or other accommo- 
dations for mobile homes with the 
Town of Chelmsford. 

Section 2. Definitions 



For the purposes of this By-law, if 
a mobile home park owner requests 
certificates of eviction for more 
than five (5%) percent of the mobile 
homeowners within his park within 
any thirty (30) day period, other 
than for non-payment of rent or 
other violation of park rules, then 
it v/ill be presumed that the mobile 
home park owner seeks to discontinue 
the use of each such lot as a mobile 
home site. Any mobile home park 
owner may rebut this presumption by 
clear and convincing evidence to the 
contrary. 

b) "Alternative sites" will mean any 
site for a mobile home park, other 
than a current site, in Eastern 
Massachusetts, within 50 miles of 
the current site, situate in a 
community of comparable size and 
make up, for which any mobile home 
park fees are not greater than 110% 
of the fees charged or assessed at 
the current site. 

c) "Board" will mean the Board of 
Health for the Town of Chelmsford. 

d) "Person" will mean any individ- 
ual, partnership, joint venturers, 
corporation or trust, as fits the 
context . 



All terms used in this article will 
be defined in accordance with the 
definitions of such terms in the 
Massachusetts General Laws, C. 140. 
In addition, the following terms 
will have the following meanings: 

a) "Discontinuance" will mean any 
change, in whole or in part, in the 
use of land currently owned and 
licensed as a mobile home park for 
which a two year notice, pursuant to 
Massachusetts General Laws C. 140, 
Sec. 32L (B) is required. The term 
includes, but is not limited to and 
conversion of the mobile home park, 
in whole or in part, to a condomin- 
ium or cooperative corporation. 



Section 3. Discontinuance Prohibi- 
ted without Permit 

It will be unlawful for any person 
to discontinue the use of all or any 
part of a mobile home park or the 
land currently used for a mobile 
home park without first having 
obtained from the Board a permit of 
discontinuance as hereinafter 
provided. 

Section 4. Procedure for Obtaining 
Discontinuance Permit 

a) Any person seeking to obtain a 
permit for discontinuance as 
required under Section 3 of this 
article must request such a permit 
in writing from the Board. 



b) Any request made pursuant to 
Section 4(a) above may be filed at 
any time following the giving of the 
two year notice as required by 
Massachusetts General Laws, C. 140, 
Sec. 32L (8). 

c) Within six (6) months, but no 
sooner than thirty (3G) days, after 
receiving a written request, the 
board will hold a public hearing 
concerning the written request. 

d) Upon receipt of any request for a 
discontinuance permit, the Board 
will cause notice to be mailed to 
all mobile homes owners at the 
mobile home park affected by the 
request at least fifteen (15) days 
prior to the date scheduled for the 
hearing. In addition, the Board 
will post notice of such hearing at 
the Town Offices at least seven (7) 
days prior to the date scheduled for 
such hearing. Moreover, the person 
requesting such discontinuance 
permit will comply with the notice 
requirements of Massachusetts 
General Laws C. 140, Sec. 32L (8). 

Such notice must contain the date 
scheduled for the public hearing, 
the name of the person requesting 
the discontinuance permit, and the 
names of the mobile homeowners 
affected by the discontinuance. 

Section 5. Granting of Permit 
Mandatory Provided Certain 
Conditions Met 

a) At such public hearing, the Board 
must hear from any mobile homeowner 
at the mobile home park affected by 
the request. Following any such 
testimony, the Board must grant the 
discontinuance permit, provided the 
person requesting the permit has 
demonstrated to the satisfaction of 
the majority of the Board that: 



i) The two year notice, as 
provided by Massachusetts 
General Laws, C. 140, Sec. 32L 
(8), has been properly served 
to all necessary parties within 
twenty five (25) months prior 
to the request for a discontin- 
uance permit; 

ii) The person requesting the 
discontinuance permit, or his 
predecessor in interest, has 
received the proper licenses to 
operate the mobile home park, 
as required by Massachusetts 
General Laws, C. 140, Sec. 32B 
and any By-law or article of 
the Town of Chelmsford; 

iii) The person requesting the 
discontinuance permit has given 
to each mobile homeowner 
affected by the discontinuance 
the location of any alternative 
site or has otherwise given 
notice of a different site that 
is agreeable to any owner for 
whom as alternative site is not 
provided; 

and 

iv) All alternative sites, as 
referenced in subsection (iii) 
above are available to the 
respective mobile homeowner in 
the six months following the 
end of the two year period, 
following notice given pursuant 
to Massachusetts General Laws, 
C. 140, Sec. 32L (8). 

b) Any request for a permit must be 
denied if: 

i) The permit is not granted 
within six (6) months of the 
request for permit; or 

ii) At the public hearing at 
which the Board considers the 
request, the person requesting 
the permit fails to demonstrate 



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to a majority of the Board that 
the conditions for the granting 
of a permit, as stated in 
section 5 a) above, have been 
satisfied. 

Section 6. Miscellaneous Provisions 

a) If the person seeking to discon- 
tinue use of a mobile home park has 
served the mobile homeowners with 
the two year notice, as provided in 
Massachusetts General Laws, C. 140 
Sec. 32L (8), prior to the effective 
date of this By-law, such person 
must make a written request to the 
Board of a discontinuance permit 
within thirty (30) days of the 
effective date of this article. 

Moreover, if such person who has 
given a two year notice prior to the 
effective date of this article is 
unable to meet the twenty-five (25) 
month requirement, the Board may, 
for good cause shown, suspend that 
requirement, provided that in no 
instance with the Board consider or 
grant a request for a permit of 
discontinuance filed with the Board 
more than thirty one (31) months 
following the giving of a two year 
notice pursuant to Massachusetts 
General Laws, C. 140, Section 32L 
(8) . 



Section 7. Severability 

The provisions of this By-law are 
severable, and if any provision of 
this By-law is declared unlawful by 
a valid judgement or decree of any 
court of competent jurisdiction, 
such invalidity will not affect any 
remaining provisions of this By- 
law. 

Or act in relation thereto. 

Hereof fail not and make return of 
this warrant with your doings 
thereon at the time and place of 
said meeting. 

Given under our hands this 13th day 
of January, 1987. 



John P. Emerson, Jr., Chairman 
Dennis J. Ready, Vice Chairman 
Bonita A. Towle, Clerk 
Roger A. Blomgren 
Henrick R. Johnson, Jr. 

Selectmen of the Town of Chelmsford 



b) Except for non-payment of rent or 
other violation of park rules, the 
Mobile Home Park Rent Control Board 
of the Town of Chelmsford will not 
issue any certificate of eviction 
concerning a mobile homeowner whose 
lot is sought to be discontinued 
unless a discontinuance permit 
affecting that owner has been issued 
by the Board. 



c) Nothing in this article will be 
construed as requiring any mobile 
homeowner to vacate his or her site 
prior to the end of the two year 
period after the giving of notice as 
provided by Massachusetts General 
Laws, C. 140, Sec. 32L (8) . 



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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
MIDDLESEX, SS January 14, 1987 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I 
have notified and warned the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Chelms- 
ford by posting up attested copies 
of same at the following places, to 
wit: Town Office Building Gym; 
Harrington School Gym; Harrington 
School Gym; Westlands School 
Cafeteria; Byam School Cafeteria; 
Westlands School Cafeteria; Harring- 
ton School Gym; McCarthy Middle 
School Little Gymnasium; South Row 
School Cafeteria; South Row School 
Cafeteria; Westland School Cafete- 
ria; McCarthy Middle School Little 
Gymnasium seven days at least before 
the time appointed for holding the 
meeting aforesaid. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
FEBRUARY 5th, 1987 



The Special Town Meeting was 
schedule to begin at 7:30 PM at the 
McCarthy Middle School Auditorium. 
The By-law requires 300 voters 
present for a quorum in order to 
conduct a Special Town Meeting. At 
8:00 PM the Moderator declared that 
the meeting be dissolved due to only 
79 voters present. He stated that 
the meeting couldn't be adjourned to 
another date, and if the petitioner 
wanted the article voted on then the 
process of submitting petitions 
would have to be started all over 
again to call a Special Town 
Meeting. 

Dennis McHugh, Moderator 
Mary E. St. Hilaire, Clerk 



William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 



A True Copy Attest: William E. 
Spence, Constable of Chelmsford 



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WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
APRIL 7, 1987 AND APRIL 27, 1987 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the constable, or any other 
suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth 
aforesaid, you are hereby requested 
to notify and warn the legal voters 
of said Chelmsford to meet in their 
several polling places, Viz: 



Precinct 1. 

Precinct 2. 

Precinct 3. 

Precinct 4. 

Precinct 5. 
Precinct 6. 

Precinct 7. 

Precinct 8. 

Precinct 9. 

Precinct 10, 

Precinct 11, 

Precinct 12 



The New Town Office 

Building Gymnasium 

Harrington Elementary 

School Gymnasium 

Harrington Elementary 

School Gymnasium 

Westlands School 

Cafeteria 

Byam School Cafeteria 

Westlands School 

Cafeteria 

Harrington Elementary 

School Gymnasium 

McCarthy Middle 

School, Small 

Gymnasium 

South Row School 

Cafeteria 

South Row School 

Cafeteria 

Westlands School 

Cafeteria 

McCarthy Middle 

School, Small 

Gymnasium 



On Tuesday, the seventh (7th) day of 
April, 1987, being the first Tuesday 
in said month, at 7:00 A.M., for the 
following purposes: 

To bring in their vote for the 
following officers: 

One Moderator for three years 
One Town Clerk for three years 
One Selectmen for three years 



One Treasurer and Tax Collector for 

three years 
One Member of the Board of Assessors 

for three years 
One Member of Board of Health for 

three years 
Two Members of School Committee for 

three years 
Two Members of Public Library 
Trustees for three years 
One Park Commissioner for three 
years 
One Cemetery Commissioner for three 

years 
One Member of Housing Authority for 

five years 
Two Planning Board Members for three 

years 
One Planning Board member unexpired 

one year term to fill vacancy 
One Sewer Commissioner for three 
years 
One Tree Warden for three years 



and to vote 
questions : 



on the following 



Question 1. Shall the Town of 
Chelmsford be allowed to exempt from 
the provisions of proposition two 
and one-half (2 1/2), so-called, the 
amounts required to pay for the 
bonds to be issued in order to 
design and construct a Senior 
Center, which bonds were authorized 
by a vote passed under Article 6 of 
the warrant for the December 8, 1986 
Special Town Meeting? 

Yes 



No 

Question 2. Shall the Town of 
Chelmsford be allowed to exempt from 
the provisions of Proposition two 
and one-half (2 1/2) , so called, the 
amounts required to pay for the 
bonds to be issued in order to 
design and construct sewers, pump 
stations and force mains to serve 
Chelmsford Center and Study Areas 
28, 32 and 33, as described in the 



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1986 "Amended Facilities Plan for 
Wastewater Management", Bridge 
Street, and Chelmsford High School, 
Harrington School, Parker School, 
and residential units on Richardson 
Road, Prescott Drive, Edgelawn 
Avenue, and Marose Avenue; and to 
pay for related legal, administra- 
tive and other pertinent expenses 
which totals $7,100,000.00, and is 
to be appropriated at the 1987 
Annual Town Meeting under Article 21 
or at a subsequent special or Annual 
Town Meeting? 

Yes 



No 



The polls will be open for 7:00 A.M. 
to 8:00 P.M.; and to meet in the 
McCarthy Middle School Gymnasium on 
Monday, the twenty-seventh (27th) 
day of April, 1987, at 7:30 P.M. 
o'clock in the evening, then and 
there to act upon the following 
Articles, Viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To hear reports of the 
Town Officers and Committees; or act 
in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will 
vote to amend the Personnel Wage and 
Salary By-law to be effective July 
1, 1987 as follows: 

1. Under Section 4, "Scope of the 
Plan and Authority of the Personnel 
Board", amend Subsection (B) by 
deleting the first paragraph and 
substituting the following: 

(B) Those filled by popular elec- 
tions; with the exception of 
Assessors, Town Clerk, and Treasurer 
Tax Collector, who shall come under 
this By-law for compensation 
purposes only, subject to ratifica- 
tion by an annual vote of the Town 
at an Annual Town Meeting as 



required in Section 108 of Chapter 
41. The Personnel Board may 
continue to render recommendations 
relative to compensation for other 
elective positions. 

2. Under Section 6, "Classification 
of Town Employees", amend Subsection 
(e) - "Wage and Salary Schedule" by 
deleting the existing schedule and 
substituting the following: 

E. WAGE AND SALARY SCHEDULE 
JULY 1, 1987 - JUNE 30,1988 



SALARY RANGE 



GRADE LEVEL 



1A 


$12,788 - 


$15,921 


IB 


$14,455 - 


$17,997 


1C 


$16,123 - 


$20,073 


ID 


$19,459 - 


$24,226 


2 


$24,463 - 


$30,456 


3 


$32,803 - 


$40,840 


4 


$37,808 - 


$47,071 


5 


$42,814 - 


$53,303 



3. Under Section 24 subtitled "Job 
Titles and Standard Rates of Wages 
and Salaries of the Personnel Wage 
and Salary By-law", by adding the 
following positions: 

Administrative and Clerical 

15. Administrative Assistant to the 
Planning Board 

16. Town Clerk 

17. Town Treasurer/Collector 

18. Assessors 

Library 

9. Maintenance Specialist 

Town Police Department 

4. Trainee 

Other Positions 

12. Assistant Town Engineer 

13. Respite Care Program Director 

14. Home Delivered Meals Coordina- 
tor 

15. Superintendent of Buildings 

16. Senior Citizens Activities 
Coordinator 



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4. Add a new Section 29 subtitled 
POLICE TRAINEE and include the 
following: 

(A) The definition of "police 
trainee" is any person appointed as 
a regular police officer after 
January 1, 1987, during the period 
of time that such person is attend- 
ing a police academy or other 
training facility authorized by the 
Chief of Police. 

(B) Police trainee shall not be 
paid overtime and shall not be 
entitled to any other benefits under 
this By-law. 

(C) For purposes of benefits upon 
graduation from a police academy and 
future employment with the Chelms- 
ford Police Department, the date of 
the first day of the academy, or the 
first day of actual work for the 
police department after appointment 
and before the start of an academy, 
whichever comes first, shall be 
considered their date of employment. 

(D) Any police trainee that fails 
to successfully, complete the 
authorized police academy shall have 
no further rights under this By-law, 
and may be dismissed by the police 
department under existing State 
laws . 

5. Amend under section 24 subtitled 
"Job Titles and Standard Rates of 
Wages and Salaries of the Personnel 
Wage and Salary By-law", by deleting 
the position of 4. Town Aide, under 
the category of Administrative and 



Cler ical , and add in the following 
position in its place: Administra- 
tive and Clerical 4. Council of 
Aging Director. 

6. Amend under section 24 subtitled 
"Job Titles and Standard Rates of 
Wages and Salaries of the Personnel 
Wage and Salary By-law", by deleting 
the position of 4. Mechanic (Fire 
and Police), under the category of 
Town Fire Department , and adding the 
following position in its place: 4. 
Truck Mechanic (Fire and Police). 

7. Amend under section 24 subtitled 
"Job Titles and Standard Rates of 
Wages and Salaries of the Personnel 
Wage and Salary By-law", by adding 
the position of 5. Auto Mechanic 
(Fire and Police), under the 
category of Tov/n Fire Department . 

or act in relation thereto 

Personnel Board 

ARTICLE 2A. To see if the Town will 
vote to amend the Personnel Wage and 
Salary By-law by further amending 
Section 24, "Job Titles and Standard 
Rates for Wages and Salaries of the 
Personnel Wage and Salary By-law", 
to conform to rates of pay negoti- 
ated by the Town with certain labor 
organizations, pursuant to General 
Laws Chapter 150E, and to reflect 
current salaries and grade levels 
under the Personnel By-law as 
follows : 



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7/86 


- 


7/87 


4/87 - 


6/88 


Current 




Current 


Proposed 


Proposed 


Level 




Salarv 


Level 




Salarv 


4 






5 






3 






3 






2 






2 






- 






2 






ID 






ID 






ID 






2 






ID 






2 






1C 






1C 






1A 






1C 






1A 






1A 






S500 


P 


A. 


$500 


P. A 




$360 


EA. 


$500 


EA. 




ID 






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ADMINISTRATIVE & CLERICAL 

1. Executive Secretary 

2. Town Accountant 

3. Veteran's Agent 

4. Council of Aging Director 

5. Assistant to Assessors 

6. Assistant Town Clerk 

7. Assistant Treasurer 

8. Clerk, Senior 

9. Clerk, Junior 

10. Clerk, Part-Time 

11. Town Counsel 

12. Board of Reg., Three Members 

13. Assistant Town Accountant 

14. Administrative Assistant to 

the Executive Secretary ID ID 

15. Administrative Assistant to 

the Planning Board - ID 

16. Town Clerk - 3 

17. Town Treasurer/Collector - 3 

18. Assessor - 3 

CONSERVATION, PARKS & CEMETERY 

1. Cemetery Superintendent 2 2 

2. Superintendent of Insect and 

Pest Control $1,250 P. A. $1,250 

3. Landscaper - Park 1A 1A 

4. Laborer - Park 1A 1A 

5. Unskilled Laborer #2, S3 #2, #3 

6. Skilled Forest Workman - 

Conservation 1A 1A 

7. Equipment Operator 1C 1C 

8. Park Superintendent 2 2 

CUSTODIAL 

1. Custodian IB IB 



Library Director 3 3 

Library Department Head ID ID 

Library Specialists 1C 1C 

Library Assistant IB IB 

Library Clerk 1A 1A 

Maintenance Assistant IB IB 

Page #2, #3 #2, #3 

Library Assistant Director 2 



Maintenance Specialist - 1C 
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

1. Highway Superintendent 3 3 

2. Highway Foreman 2 2 

TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT 

1. Fire Chief #2 #2 

2. Deputy Fire CHief #2 4 

3. Captain #2 #2 

4. Truck Mechanic - 2 

(Fire and Police) 

5. Auto Mechanic - ID 

(Fire and Police) 



TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT 

1. Police Chief 5 5 

2. Deputy Chief 4 4 

3. Captain 3 3 

4. Trainee - S359.50 per week 



RECREATION 

1. Director/Youth Center 

Coordinator 2 2 

2. Clerk, Part-time 1A 1A 

3. Waterfront Director 1A 1A 

4. Swimming Instructor 1A 1A 

5. Lifeguard 1A 1A 

6. Playground Supervisor IB IB 

7. Recreation Specialist 1A 1A 

8. Recreation Leader 1A 1A 

9. Youth Center Supervisor 1C 1C 

10. Youth Center Leaders 1A 1A 

OTHER POSITIONS 

1. Building Inspector 

2. Electric Inspector 

3. Local Inspector 

4. Gas Inspector 

5. Dog Officer 

6. Assistant Dog Officer 

7. Van Driver 

8. Sealer of Weights and 

Measures 

9. Animal Inspector 

10. Clock Winder 

11. Town Engineer 

12. Assistant Town Engineer 

13. Respite Core Program Director 

14. Home Delivered Meals Coordinator 

15. Superintendent of Buildings 

16. Senior Citizens Activities 

Coordinator - IB 

FOOTNOTES 

#1 - Represented by Collective Bargaining 

#2 - Not in "Job Rating Plan" 

#3 - S3.75/Hr. first year, S4.25/Hr. second year, $4.75/Hr. third year 

Or act in relation thereto. 

Personnel Board 



3 






3 






2 






2 






2 






2 






#2 


$8,500 


P. A. 


#2 


$8,500 


P. A 


1C 






ID 






1A 






1A 






IB 






IB 






#2 


$2,000 


P. A. 


#2 


$2,000 


P. A 


#2 


$1,000 


P. A. 


#2 


$1,000 


P. A 


#2 


$200 


P. A. 


#2 


$200 


P. A 


3 






3 






- 






2 






- 






ID 
1A 
ID 







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ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will 
vote to raise and appropriate such 
sums of money as may be required to 
defray Town charges for the fiscal 
period from July 1, 1987 to June 30, 
1988; or act in relation thereto. 

Town Treasurer 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Board of Selectmen, to borrow money 
from time to time in anticipation of 
the revenue of the financial year 
beginning July 1, 1987; in 
accordance with the provisions of 
General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, 
and to issue a note or notes as may 
be given for a period of less than 
one year in accordance with General 
Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17 and 17 
(a); or act in relation thereto. 

Town Treasurer 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will 
vote to raise and appropriate, 
transfer and appropriate from 
available funds, transfer and 
appropriate from the Stabilization 
Fund and/or borrow a certain sum of 
money to engage a private accounting 
firm to prepare an audit of all 
accounts in all departments in the 
Town of Chelmsford; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Town Treasurer 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will 
vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds a 
certain sum of money to be used as a 
Reserve Fund at the discretion of 
the Finance Committee, as provided 
in General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 
6; or act in relation thereto. 

Finance Committee 



ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will 
vote to raise and appropriate, or 
transfer and appropriate from 
available funds a certain sum of 
money with which to meet bills of 
previous years; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer a certain sum of 
money from the sale of graves and 
lots to the Cemetery Improvement and 
Development Fund; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Cemetery Commission 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen, for consideration to be 
determined, to convey and transfer, 
an easement, as shown as 20 foot 
wide emergency vehicle access 
easement on a plan of land entitled 
"Plan of Access Easement for the 
Town of Chelmsford", prepared by 
Fleming, Bienvenu and Associates, 
Inc., dated November 1, 1985 said 
plan being on file with the Town 
Engineer and incorporated herewith, 
and to see if the Town will vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
acquire, in fee simple and/or 
easement, by purchase, by eminent 
domain or otherwise, an emergency 
vehiclar easement from Well man 
Avenue, over a private way know as 
Duke of Gloucester Street, to said 
above 20 foot wide emergency vehicle 
access easement, for the purpose of 
securing emergency access to 
Williamsburg Condominium, and to see 
if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer and appropri- 
ate from available funds, transfer 
and appropriate from the Stabiliza- 
tion Fund, transfer and appropriate 
from revenue sharing funds, and/or 
borrow a certain sum of money to 
defray all necessary costs, fees and 
expenses in connection with the 
acquisition of said land and for 



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paying any damages which may be 
awarded as the result of any such 
taking; and further to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to negotiate and 
execute all necessary and proper 
contracts and agreements thereto; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to acquire any and all 
temporary and/or permanent ease- 
ments, and any property in fee 
simple, with the buildings and trees 
thereon, by purchase, eminent 
domain, or otherwise, for the 
property located in the Town of 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts and 
further described as Parcel "A" as 
shown on a set of plans, entitled 
"Plan of Land Entitled, Eminent 
Domain Takings, Parkhurst/Drum Hill 
Road, dated March 2, 1987, prepared 
by the Town of Chelmsford by James 
Pearson, Town Engineer, copies of 
which are on file in the office of 
the Town Engineer and are incorpo- 
rated herewith, for the purpose of 
securing traffic safety and road 
improvements, and to see if the Town 
will vote to raise and appropriate, 
transfer and appropriate from 
available funds, transfer and 
appropriate from the Stabilization 
Fund, transfer and appropriate 
revenue sharing funds and/or borrow 
a certain sum of money to defray all 
necessary costs, fees and expenses 
in connection with the acquisition 
of said land and for paying any 
damages which may be awarded as the 
result of any such taking; and to 
see if the Town will vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
negotiate and execute all necessary 
and proper contracts and agreements 
thereto; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will 
vote to accept Locust Street as laid 
out by the Board of Selectmen and 
shown by their reports and plans 
duly filed in the office of the Town 
Clerk, and to raise and appropriate, 
or transfer and appropriate from 
available funds, transfer and 
appropriate from the Stabilization 
Fund, transfer and appropriate 
revenue sharing funds and/or borrow 
a certain sum of money for the 
purpose of reconstructing Locust 
Street, providing all the construc- 
tion of the same meets with the 
requirements of the Board of 
Selectmen, and subject to the 
withholding of any remaining bonds 
until such requirements have been 
met; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Town Treasur- 
er, to enter into compensating 
balance agreements, during fiscal 
1988, as permitted by General Laws 
Chapter 41, Section 53F; or act in 
relation thereto. 



Town Treasurer 



ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will 
vote to amend the Chelmsford Zoning 
By-law by deleting the present 
zoning map and substituting the 
redrafted map proposed by the 
Planning Board, as filed with the 
Town Clerk, and displayed at the 
Annual Town Meeting; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Planning Board 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will 
vote to raise and appropriate, 
transfer and appropriate from 
available funds, transfer and 
appropriate from the Stabilization 
Fund, transfer and appropriate from 



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revenue sharing funds and/or borrow 
the sum of $65,000. from the 
Stabilization Fund for the purchase 
of five (5) Police Cruisers and 
authorize the disposal of five (5) 
obsolete vehicles; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 
Capital Planning 



ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer and appropriate the 
sum of $261,800. from the unexpended 
proceeds of the amount authorized 
for capital planning projects 
expenditures under Article 43, 
Annual Town Meeting 1984, for the 
following purposes: 



1. 


Roof and St 




Libraries a 


2. 


Roof Coatin 




(Needed to 


3. 


Roof work a 


4. 


Constructio 




parking lot 




Building 


5. 


Recreation: 




Row School 


6. 


Recreation: 


7. 


Replace fir 



ructural repairs to Adams and McKay 
nd Carriage House Building 
g work at McCarthy School 
maintain guarantee) 
t Town Offices Building 
n of access road from upper level 
to lower level at Town Offices 

field work at East School, South 
and McFarlin 

Basketball Court repairs South Row 
e alarm system at High School 



$55,000 

17,000 
31,800 



25,000 

28,000 

5,000 

100,000 

$261,800 



or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 
Capital Planning 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the transfer and 
appropriation of funds previously 
authorized for expenditure under 
Article 13, Annual Town Meeting 1986 
as follows: 

1. Increase amount authorized for purchase of 
Cemetery Department 3/4 ton pick up truck from 

$12,000 to $17,000 $5,000 

2. Increase amount authorized for the purchase of 
Police Department stainless steel toilets (6) 

from $6,000 to $6,500 500 

3. Decrease amount authorized for Building Inspection 
purchase of microfilm reader/printer from $13,000 

to $7,500 5,500 



or act in relation thereto, 



Board of Selectmen 
Capital Planning 



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ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will 
vote to appropriate the sum of 
$2,115,981 for the following capital 
projects : 



1. Cemetery Department - Dump Truck 4 wheel drive - 
one ton 

2. Park Department - 18 HP tractor with 50" mower 
and grass collection unit 

3. Highway Department - Two (2) Stainless Steel 
Sanders 

4. Highway Department - Two (2) Cab & Chassis for 
Sanders 

5. Highway Department - Road Resurfacing Funds 

6. Highway Department - One Diesel Dump Truck 

7. Highway Department - One Vacuum Street Sweeper 

8. Highway Department - One Self Propelled-Diesel 
Asphalt Paver with Trade-in of present paver 

9. Highway Department - One New Car/Truck for 
Superintendent 

10. Library - Eight (8) Pac terminals/eight (8) ports 

11. Fire Department - New Car for Chief 

12. Fire Department - Mini-Pumper/Brusher Truck 

13. Fire Department - Engine 02 - Retrofit 

14. Fire Department - Engine 04 & 05 Improvements 

15. Fire Department - Engine 02 floor rehab work 

16. Fire Department - Engine 01 office rehab work 

17. Fire Department - 2,000 ft. large diameter hose 

18. Fire Department - Ladder work (new specs) 

19. Assessors Department - Data Processing Hardware 
and Software and Accessories 

20. Police Department - Radar units replaced 

21. Police Department - Parking Lot Extension 

22. Police Department - Office area construction in 
rear garage area 

23. School - Replacement of student furniture 

24. School - 3/4 Ton pickup truck with snow blade 

25. School - Tractor with mower, snowblade, tractor 
cab, wheel weights and tire chains 

26. School - terminals replaced (Administrative) 

27. School - Audio/Visual Equipment 

28. School - Television Equipment 

29. School - McCarthy telephone system replaced 

30. School - McCarthy refurbish student lockers 

31. School - McCarthy refurbish auditorium seats 

32. School - McCarthy painting corridors, cafeteria, 
auditorium, and fifteen classrooms 

33. School - McCarthy replacement of floor tile in 
front foyer, upper level, and in all four 
stairwells 

34. School - McCarthy auditorium lights & PA systems 
replaced 

35. School - McCarthy lockers installed in boys locker 
room 

36. School - McCarthy - caulking of windows 

37. School - High School bleachers in gym replaced 

38. School - High School boys locker room work 
completed 

39. School - High School painting 

40. School - Library renovations 

41. School - Alumni Field projects/rest room facilitie 
and refreshment stand/plumbing work 

42. School - Storage shed 40' X 80' metal 

$2 



$26, 



22, 

62, 

462, 

49, 

72, 



000 

000 

000 

000 
100 
000 
000 



26,500 



11, 
50, 
13, 
95, 
60, 
170, 
100, 
22, 
40, 
10, 

65, 

6, 

25, 

25, 
37, 
17, 

14, 
33, 
16, 
19, 
10, 
44, 
25, 



000 
000 
000 
000 
000 
000 
000 
000 
000 
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000 
000 
000 

000 
500 
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000 
236 
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070 
000 
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10, 

9, 

25, 
33, 
75, 

72, 
10, 
58, 

20, 
128, 



,115 



.000 

000 

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,000 
000 

000 
000 
000 

500 
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981 



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and to see if the Town will vote to 
raise and appropriate, transfer and 
appropriate from available funds, 
transfer and appropriate from the 
Stabilization Fund, transfer and 
appropriate from revenue sharing 
funds and/or authorize the Treasur- 
er, to borrow the sum of 
$2,115,981.00 to fund these obliga- 
tions, with the approval of the 
Selectmen, pursuant to General Laws 
Chapter 44, Section 07; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 
Capital Planning 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will 
vote to raise and appropriate, 
transfer from available funds or 
borrow a certain sum of money for 
the purpose of School Building 
Capital Improvements and Preserva- 
tion and authorize the School 
Committee to proceed with said 
project and to execute all necessary 
and proper contracts and agreements 
in respect thereto, and to do all 
other acts necessary; or act in 
relation thereto. 

School Committee 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will 
vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds a 
certain sum of money for the 
operation of the Chelmsford Public 
Schools, said sum to be reduced by 
the use of available and anticipated 
Federal Funds and Educational 
Collaborative Funds; or act in 
relation thereto. 

School Committee 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will 
vote to accept the following 
mentioned streets, as laid out by 
the Board of Selectmen and shown by 
their reports duly filed in the 
office of the Town Clerk: 



1. Wedgewood Drive (2,240 feet 
long) 

2. Shandel Drive (960 feet long) 

3. Warwick Drive (1,520 feet long) 

Providing all the construction of 
the same meets with the requirements 
of the Board of Selectmen, and 
subject to the withholding of any 
remaining bonds until such require- 
ments have been met; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will 
vote to raise and appropriate, 
transfer from available funds, 
borrow or appropriate and transfer 
from the Stabilization Fund the sum 
of ($7,100,000.00) as the local 
share of the cost for the purpose of 
design and construction of sewers, 
pump stations, and force mains to 
serve Chelmsford Center, Study Areas 
28, 32, and 33 as described in the 
1986 "Amended Facility Plan for 
Wastewater Management, " Bridge 
Street, Chelmsford High School, 
Harrington School, Parker School, 
and residential units on Richardson 
Road, Prescott Drive, Edgelawn 
Avenue and Marose Avenue; and for 
related legal, administrative and 
other pertinent expenses; to 
authorize the Sewer Commission with 
the consent of the Board of Select- 
men or Town Meeting, to acquire by 
purchase, eminent domain or other- 
wise all assessments and rights 
concerning land necessary in 
conjunction with the project to 
determine how any such appropriation 
shall be raised, whether by transfer 
from available funds, by taxation, 
by borrowing or otherwise, and if by 
borrowing, the Town Treasurer with 
the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen be authorized to borrow 
under G.L. Chapter 44, as amended 
and supplemented, and to issue and 
sell general obligation bonds or 
notes of the Town therefor; that the 
Sewer Commission be authorized to 



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apply for, accept and expend any 
state and federal grants and local 
monies that may be available for the 
project; that betterments shall be 
assessed based on sewer units in 
conjunction with the sewer construc- 
tion, in accordance with the 
applicable provisions of the General 
Laws of the Commonwealth. Accep- 
tance of this article and the 
expenditure of any funds authorized 
by it shall be contingent upon 
approval by the Town for an exemp- 
tion from Proposition 2 1/2 limita- 
tions to the extent of repaying any 
bonding authorized herein. Approval 
for an exemption of Proposition 2 
1/2 shall be by ballot vote at 
either a state or local election as 
required by statute; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Sewer Commission 




appears 

substitute 

four thousand 

in its place; or act 

thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will 
vote to accept the provisions of 
General Law Chapter 40, Section 4G 
relative to advertising municipal 
contracts prior to award; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will 
vote to accept the following 
mentioned streets, as laid out by 
the Board of Selectmen and shown by 
their reports duly filed in the 
office of the Town Clerk: 



1. Pinewood Road (1,800 feet long) 

Providing al the construction of the 
same meets with the requirements of 
the Board of Selectmen, and subject 
to the withholding of any remaining 
bonds until such requirements have 
been met; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will 
vote to accept the following 
mentioned streets, as laid out by 
the Board of Selectmen and shown by 
their reports duly filed in the 
office of the Town Clerk: 

1. Apollo Drive (1,500 feet long) 

Providing all the construction of 
the same meets with the requirements 
of the Board of Selectmen, and 
subject to the withholding of any 
remaining bonds until such require- 
ments have been met; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 26. To see if the Town will 
vote to accept the following 
mentioned streets, as laid out by 
the Board of Selectmen and shown by 
their reports duly filed in the 
office of the Town Clerk: 

1. Jean Avenue (440 feet long) 

Providing all the construction of 
the same meets with the requirements 
of the Board of Selectmen, and 
subject to the withholding of any 
remaining bonds until such require- 
ments have been met; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 



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ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer a certain sum of 
money from Line Item 139. Unemploy- 
ment Benefits due State to Line Item 
96. Sewer Commission Expense 
Account; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 28. To see if the Town will 
vote to raise and appropriate, 
transfer and appropriate from 
available funds, transfer and 
appropriate from the Stabilization 
Fund and or borrow a certain sum of 
money for the purpose of completing 
the construction of the Soccer 
Fields on Mill Road; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Recreation Commission 

ARTICLE 29. To see if the Town will 
vote to amend the General By-laws, 
Article II Town Meeting, as follows: 

a. Delete subsection 3.1 (f) 
Division of the Assembly of Section 
3, Town Meeting Rules of Order. 

b. Delete Section 6, Secret Ballots 
of Section 3, Town Meeting Rules of 
Order and insert therein in its 
place, the following: 

"Section 6 - Secret Ballots 
6.1 A motion for a secret ballot on 
any Article shall not be allowed." 
or act in relation thereto. 



as amended and M.G.L.A. Chapter 40A, 
Section 5, as amended, request the 
insertion in the warrant for the 
Town Meeting to be next held, the 
following amendment to the Zone Map 
and Zoning By-laws of the Town of 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts: 

That the Zone Map and Zoning By-laws 
be amended as follows: 
"The Zoning Map and accompanying 
ordinance passed and as most 
recently amended entitled "Zoning 
By-laws of the Town of Chelmsford" 
is hereby amended by establishing 
new lines and striking out the 
designation "Residential "B" " (RB) 
District, as shown on said zone map 
and substituting in place thereof 
new lines and designation "Residen- 
tial Multiple Family" (RM) District, 
insofar as said zone map relates to 
the following described premises: 

A certain parcel of land, situated 
on the southerly side of Littleton 
Road (Route 110), Chelmsford, 
Massachusetts, being shown as a 
parcel containing 15.1 acres on a 
plan of land entitled "Plan of Land 
in Chelmsford, Mass., surveyed for 
Joseph Solomont" Scale: 1" = 80', 
Feb. 8, 1957, Dana F. Perkins & 
Sons, Inc., Civil Engineers & 
Surveyors, Reading, Mass., which 
plan is recorded with Middlesex 
North District Registry of Deeds in 
Book of Plans 88, Plan 176, being 
bonded and described as follows: 



Town Moderator 

ARTICLE 30. To see if the Town will 
vote as follows: 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
of the Town of Chelmsford, Middlesex 
County, Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts : 

We the undersigned, being registered 
voters in and of the Town of 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, pursuant 
to M.G.L.A. Chapter 39, Section 10, 



NORTHERLY by said Littleton 

Road (Route 110), six 
hundred fifty-five 
and 97/100 (655.97) 
feet; 

EASTERLY by land of Theodore 

W. Emerson, as shown 
on said plan, now or 
formerly land of 
Chelmsford Elks, 
Inc., nine hundred 
forty-eight and 
40/100 (948. .40) feet; 



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SOUTHERLY 



WESTERLY 



by land now or 
formerly of Harold 
Becker, one hundred 
three and 81/100 
(103.81) feet, and 
also by land of 
Arthur Burtt, as 
shown on said plan, 
now or formerly land 
of Charles H. 
Hopkins, Jr., et ux , 
by three courses by a 
stone wall, a total 
distance of five 
hundred seventy and 
78/100 (570.78) feet; 
and 

by land of 
MacCormick, as shown 
on said plan, now or 
formerly of Old 
Chelmsford Garrison 
House Association, 
Inc., by two courses, 
in part by a stone 
wall, a total 
distance of seven 
hundred seventy-eight 
and 15/100 (778.15) 
feet, and also by 
land of Stockton as 
shown on said plan, 
two hundred thirty- 
seven and 2 4/100 
(237.24) feet. 



or act in relation thereto. 

Petition 

ARTICLE 31. To see if the Town will 
vote to raise and appropriate, 
transfer and appropriate from 
available funds, and/or borrow a 
certain sum of money for the purpose 
of acquiring architectural designs 
for the renovation or expansion or 
existing Public Library facilities, 
or the construction of new Public 
Library Facilities; or act in 
relation thereto. 



Library Trustees 



ARTICLE 32. To see if the Town will 
vote to raise and appropriate, 
transfer and appropriate from 
available funds, and/or borrow a 
certain sum of money to renovate or 
expand existing Public Library 
facilities or to construct new 
Public Library facilities, and to 
acquire realty necessary to such 
work; or act in relation thereto. 

Library Trustees 

ARTICLE 33. To see if the Town will 
vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds a 
certain sum of money for the purpose 
of implementing a Traffic Control 
Division within the Police Depart- 
ment; or act in relation thereto. 

Police Department 

ARTICLE 34. To see if the Town will 
vote pursuant to General Law Chapter 
82, Section 21, that public conven- 
ience and necessity require that a 
portion of Queen Street as herein- 
after described shall be discontin- 
ued and all public rights in any and 
all portions of said Streets, and/or 
Town ways relative to said street 
shall be henceforth discontinued and 
abandoned; said street is more 
particularly described as follows: 

That portion of Queen Street 
described as Parcel A, on a plan 
entitled proposed discontinuous 
parcel "A", Annual Town Meeting 
1987, prepared by the Town Engineers 
Office, Town of Chelmsford, and 
incorporated herewith, copies of 
which are on file in said office. 

And to see if the Town will vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
for consideration to be determined, 
to convey and transfer, all right, 
title and interest, if any, held by 
the Town in the above parcel of the 
land located on the discontinued 
portion of said way/road, to the 
abutters of said property; 



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or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will 
vote pursuant to General Law Chapter 
82, Section 21, that public conven- 
ience and necessity require that a 
portion of Roosevelt Street as 
hereinafter described shall be 
discontinued and all public rights 
in any and all portions of said 
Streets, and/or Town ways relative 
to said street shall be henceforth 
discontinued and abandoned; said 
street is more particularly 
described as follows: 

That portion of Roosevelt Street 
described as parcel A, on a plan 
entitled proposed discontinuous 
parcel "A", Annual Town Meeting 
1987, prepared by the Town Engineers 
Office, Town of Chelmsford, and 
incorporated herewith, copies of 
which are on file in said office. 

And to see if the Town will vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
for consideration to be determined, 
to convey and transfer, all right, 
title and interest, if any, held by 
the Town in the above parcel of the 
land located on the discontinued 
portion of said way/road, to the 
abutters of said property; 

or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 3 6. To see if the Town will 
vote pursuant to General Law Chapter 
82, Section 21, that public conven- 
ience and necessity require that a 
portion of Richardson Road as 
hereinafter described shall be 
discontinued and all public rights 
in any and all portions of said 
Streets, and/or Town ways relative 
to said street shall be henceforth 
discontinued and abandoned; said 
street is more particularly 
described as follows: 



That portion of Richardson Road 
extending from North Road westerly 
approximately 260 feet to Richardson 
Road. 

And to see if the Town will vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
petition the Middlesex County 
Commissioners to discontinue and 
abandon said portion of Richardson 
Road, as above described. 

And to see if the Town will vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
for consideration to be determined, 
to convey and transfer, all right, 
title and interest, if any, held by 
the Town in the above parcel of the 
land located on the discontinued 
portion of said way/road, to the 
abutters of said property. 

or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 37. To see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen and/or the Sewer Commis- 
sioners to acquire any and all 
temporary and/or permanent ease- 
ments, and any property in fee 
simple with the buildings and trees 
thereon by purchase, eminent domain, 
or otherwise, for the property 
located in the Town of Chelmsford, 
Massachusetts, and further described 
and shown on a 
entitled (1) Plan 
in Chelmsford, 
Industrial Sewer, 
Chelmsford Sewer Commission, January 
1987, scale 1 inch = 40 feet, by 
Howe Surveying Associates Inc., and 
(2) Plan of Sewer Easement, Scale 1" 
= 40', dated February 17, 1987, 
prepared for the Chelmsford Sewer 
Commission by Howe Surveying 
Associates, Inc. copies of which are 
on file in the office of the Town 
Engineer and are incorporated 
herewith, for the purpose of 
constructing and maintaining sewers, 
pumping stations, and all other 



set of plans, 
of Sewer Easement 
Massachusetts , 

prepared for the 



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appurtenances thereto and to see if 
the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer and appro- 
priate from available funds, 
transfer and appropriate from the 
Stabilization Fund, transfer and 
appropriate revenue sharing funds 
and/or borrow a certain sum of money 
to defray all necessary costs, fees 
and expenses in connection with the 
acquisition of said land and for 
paying any damages which may be 
awarded as the result of any such 
taking; and to see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen and Sewer Commission, for 
consideration to be determined, to 
convey arid transfer the care, 
custody, management, control and all 
right, title, and interest in said 
parcels including any parcels shown 
on a said plan as currently owned by 
the Town of Chelmsford, if any, to 
the Chelmsford Center Industrial 
Sewer District; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 
Sewer Commissioners 

ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will 
vote to raise and appropriate, 
transfer and appropriate from 
available funds, transfer and 
appropriate from the Stabilization 
Fund and/or borrow , a certain sum of 
money for the purchase of sand and 
gravel, for the purpose of mainten- 
ance of the public ways and/or 
streets in the Town of Chelmsford, 
and to see if the Town will vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
lease pursuant to General Law 
Chapter 40, Section 3 any real 
property on which said sand and 
gravel exists up to a period not to 
exceed ten (10) years, and to see if 
the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to execute all 
necessary and proper contracts and 
agreements thereto; or act in 
relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town will 
vote to rescind Article 35 of the 
Annual Town Meeting of 198 4, passed 
at the session held on May 14, 1984; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Recreation Commission 

ARTICLE 40. To see if the Town 

will transfer and appropriate the 
unexpended proceeds of Article 1 of 
the May 16, 1983 Special Town 
Meeting, and raise and appropriate, 
transfer and appropriate from 
available funds, transfer and 
appropriate from the Stabilization 
Fund and/or borrow, an additional 
certain sum of money to engage 
engineers, contractors, attorneys, 
architects, and other necessary 
consultants and/or builders, for the 
purpose of preparing, designing and 
construction of a dog pound and the 
preparation of all necessary 
documentation thereto, and to see if 
the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to negotiate and 
execute all necessary and proper 
contracts and agreements thereto; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 41. To see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen, for consideration to be 
determined, to convey and transfer 
all right, title, and interest, if 
any held by the Town, in a certain 
parcel of land on Shore Drive, shown 
as Lot 28, Bik 16, Assessors' Plat 
45 being the premises taken by the 
Town of Chelmsford by an instrument 
of taking, dated June 10, 1975 and 
recorded in Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds in Book 2153, Page 
301; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 42. To see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen, for consideration to be 
determined, to convey and transfer 



27 



all right, title, and interest, if 
any held by the Town, in certain 
parcels of land on Mallory Street, 
shown as Lots 20 and 21, Blk 16 on 
Assessors' Plat 45; Lot 21 being the 
premises described by an instrument 
dated January 31, 1957 and recorded 
in the Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds in Book 1362, Page 
378, and Lot 22 being the premises 
described in an instrument dated May 
31, 1966 and recorded in the 
Middlesex North District Registry of 
Deeds in Book 1856, Page 383; or act 
in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 43. To see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen, for consideration to be 
determined, to convey and transfer 
all right, title, and interest, if 
any held by «the Town, in a certain 
parcel of land on Billerica Road, 
shown as Lots 39A and 42B, Blk 36 on 
Assessors' Plat 129 and being the 
premises taken by the Town of 
Chelmsford by an instrument of 
taking, dated June 15, 1984 and 
recorded in Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds in Book 2854, Page 
194; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 44. To see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen, for consideration to be 
determined, to convey and transfer 
all right, title, and interest, if 
any held by the Town, in a certain 
parcel of land on Fifth Avenue, 
shown as Lot 58, Blk 22 on Asses- 
sors' Plat 66 and being the premises 
taken by the Town of Chelmsford by 
an instrument of taking, dated June 
10, 1975 and recorded in Middlesex 
North District Registry of Deeds in 
Book 2153, Page 302; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 45. To see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen, for consideration to be 
determined, with said consideration 
being set by bid or auction of said 
property hereinafter described to 
convey and transfer all right, 
title, and interest, if any held by 
the Town, in a certain parcel of 
land on North Road, shown as Lot 43, 
Blk 10 on the Assessors' Plat 20 and 
being the premises taken by the Town 
of Chelmsford by an instrument of 
taking, dated December 23, 1985 and 
recorded in Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds in Book 3322, Page 
164; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 46. To see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen, for consideration to be 
determined, to convey and transfer 
all right, title, and interest, if 
any held by the Town, in the 
following parcels of land located in 
the Crystal Lake Area of the Town of 
Chelmsford, shown as the following 
lots : 



Plat 62, 


Lot 


mately 


4,02 


Plat 62, 


Lot 


mately 3 


,340 


Plat 62, 


Lot 


mately 6 


:,400 


Plat 63, 


Lot 


mately 3, 


200 


Plat 63, 


Lot 


mately 3 


,702 


Plat 65, 


Lot 


mately 1 


,510 


Plat 65, 


Lot 


mately 3 


,200 


Plat 65, 


Lot 


mately 


3,20 


Plat 66, 


Lot 


mately 


3,24 


Plat 66, 


Lot 


mately 


3,24 


Plat 66, 


Lot 


mately 


4,86 



13 containing 
square feet 

15 containing 
square feet 

16 containing 
square feet 

1 containing 
square feet 

2 containing 
square feet 

1 containing 
square feet 
5 containing 
square feet 
10 containing 
square feet 
49 containing 
square feet 

62 containing 
square feet 

63 containing 
square feet 



approxi- 
approxi- 
approxi- 
approxi- 
approxi- 
approxi- 
approxi- 
approxi- 
approxi- 
approxi- 
approxi- 



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Plat 66, 

mately 
Plat 66, 

mately 
Plat 67, 

mately 
Plat 67, 

mately 
Plat 67, 

mately 
Plat 67, 

mately 
Plat 67, 

mately 
Plat 67, 

mately 
Plat 67, 

mately 
Plat 67, 

mately 
Plat 67, 

mately 
Plat 67, 

mately 



Lot 66 conta 
3,240 square 

Lot 68 conta 
3,240 square 

Lot 12 conta 
4,860 square 

Lot 23 conta 
1,650 square 

Lot 24 conta 
1,650 square 

Lot 31 conta 
3,300 square 

Lot 32 conta 
6,600 square 

Lot 57 conta 
3,300 square 

Lot 58 conta 
1,650 square 

Lot 60 conta 
3,300 square 

Lot 68 conta 
3,300 square 

Lot 69 conta 
1,650 square 



ining 
feet 


approxi 


inmg 
feet 


approxi 


inmg 
feet 


approxi 


inmg 
feet 


approxi 


inmg 
feet 


approxi 


ming 
feet 


approxi 


ining 
feet 


approxi 


inmg 
feet 


approxi 


ining 
feet 


approxi 


ining 
feet 


approxi 


inmg 
feet 


approxi 


ming 
feet 


approxi 



and expenses in connection with the 
acquisition of said land and for 
paying any damages which may be 
awarded as the result of any such 
taking; and to see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to negotiate and execute 
all necessary and proper contracts 
and agreements thereto; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 48. To see if the Town will 
vote to instruct the Board of 
Assessors to issue a certain amount 
of money from Free Cash in the 
Treasury for the reduction of the 
tax rate; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Finance Committee 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 47. To see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to acquire any and all 
temporary and/or permanent ease- 
ments, and any property in fee 
simple with the buildings and trees 
thereon by purchase, eminent domain, 
or otherwise, for the property 
located in the Town of Chelmsford, 
Massachusetts, and further described 
and shown as Plat 66, Lot 81 
containing approximately 22,446 
square feet, and Plat 64, Lot 12, 
containing approximately 2.52 acres, 
for the purpose of maintaining 
conservation and open space land 
within the Town of Chelmsford and to 
see if the Town will vote to raise 
and appropriate, transfer and 
appropriate from available funds, 
transfer and appropriate from the 
Stabilization Fund, transfer and 
appropriate revenue sharing funds 
and/or borrow a certain sum of money 
to defray all necessary costs, fees 



Hereof fail not and make return of 
this Warrant with your doings at the 
time and place of said meeting. 
Given unto our hands this 23rd day 
of March, A.D. 1987. 



John P. Emerson, Chairman 
Dennis J. Ready, Vice Chairman 
Bonita A. Towle, Clerk 
Roger A. Blomgren, Member 
Henrick R. Johnson, Member 



29 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 
March 24, 1987 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I 
have notified and warned the 
Inhabitants of the Town of 
Chelmsford by posting up attested 
copies of same at the following 
places, to wit: The New Town Office 
Building Gym; Harrington Elementary 
School Gymnasium; Harrington 
Elementary School Gym; Westlands 
School Cafeteria; Byam School 
Cafeteria; Westlands School 
Cafeteria; Harrington Elementary 



School Gymnasium; McCarthy Middle 
School, Small Gymnasium; South Row 
School Cafeteria; South Row School 
Cafeteria; Westlands School 
Cafeteria; McCarthy Middle School, 
Small Gymnasium seven days at least 
before the time appointed for 
holding the meeting aforesaid. 



William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 



A True Copy Attest: William E. 
Spence, Constable of Chelmsford 



•Indicates Candidate for re-election 



ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION 
APRIL 7, 1987 





Pet 1 


Pet 2 


Pet 3 


Pet 4 


Pet 5 


Pet 6 


Pet 7 


Pet 8 


Pet 9 


Pet 10 


Pet 11 


Pet 12 


TOTAL 


MODERATOR 3 years 




























Dennis E. McHugh* 


381 


238 


437 


137 


343 


306 


244 


268 


293 


338 


241 


349 


3575 


Blanks 


61 


_5_£ 


_25 


19 


77 


_6j5_ 


_25 


_52 


_52 


U2 


_5_0 


_22 


768 


TOTAL 


442 


294 


532 


156 


420 


372 


279 


321 


345 


450 


291 


441 


4343 


TOWN CLERK 3 years 




























Mary E. St. Hi I aire* 


382 


241 


445 


135 


350 


322 


253 


272 


285 


341 


254 


366 


3646 


Blanks 


_£0 


_51 


_SZ 


_21 


70 


_52 


_2£ 


_42 


_5G 


109 


^7 


_25_ 


697 


TOTAL 


442 


294 


532 


156 


420 


372 


279 


321 


345 


450 


291 


441 


4343 


SELECTMAN 3 years 




























Roger A. Blomgren* 


231 


153 


350 


117 


241 


217 


184 


195 


158 


247 


171 


255 


2519 


Wll I lam R. Logan 


204 


129 


170 


36 


169 


148 


93 


123 


180 


190 


115 


178 


1735 


Blanks 


7 


_12 


_12 


3 


JLQ 


7 


_2 


-2 


7 


_L2 


_5 


_S 


_S2 


TOTAL 


442 


294 


532 


156 


420 


372 


279 


321 


345 


450 


291 


441 


4343 


TREASURER & TAX COLLECTOR 


: 3 years 
























James R. Doukszewlcz* 


363 


239 


430 


133 


331 


307 


250 


258 


276 


334 


247 


346 


3514 


Blanks 


79 


_5_5_ 


102 


_23 


J2 


_£5_ 


^2 


_6J 


_6J 


iiS 


44 


_25 


829 


TOTAL 


442 


294 


532 


156 


420 


372 


279 


321 


345 


450 


291 


441 


4343 


ASSESSOR 3 years 




























Diane M. Phi I I I ps 


352 


222 


406 


122 


328 


288 


232 


245 


260 


302 


225 


329 


3311 


Blanks 


_2S 


72 


126 


34 


_22 


_S4 


47 


76 


_85_ 


148 


_££ 


112 


1032 


TOTAL 


442 


294 


532 


156 


420 


372 


279 


321 


345 


450 


291 


441 


4343 


BOARD OF HEALTH 3 years 




























Scott Prescott 


171 


107 


198 


61 


156 


125 


100 


117 


169 


195 


97 


178 


1674 


Mark W. Gauthler 


239 


155 


263 


84 


213 


207 


160 


164 


150 


207 


170 


222 


2234 


Blanks 


-22 


31 


71 


_LL 


_5_1 


_4G 


_L§ 


-42 


_2£ 


_4J 


_24 


Al 


435 


TOTAL 


442 


294 


532 


156 


420 


372 


279 


321 


345 


450 


291 


441 


4343 



30 



CONTINUATION OF ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION 
* Indicates Candidate for re-election 

Pet 1 Pet 2 Pet 3 Pet 4 Pet 5 Pet 6 Pet 7 Pet 8 



Pet 9 Pet 10 Pet 11 Pet 12 TOTAL 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 3 years (2) 

Samuel Poulten* 203 134 249 77 197 186 138 156 166 203 175 209 2093 

Jeffrey W. Stallard 141 123 169 42 120 110 109 80 109 145 70 139 1357 

Carol W. Merrlam 301 170 376 93 281 222 172 224 204 289 178 308 2818 

Blanks 2J2L6_L2Z01S0Z42226.1391222-1-L26-1 152 22£ 24_L2 

TOTAL 884 588 1064 312 840 744 558 642 690 900 582 882 8686 



LIBRARY TRUSTEE 3 years (2) 

D. Lorraine Lambert* 284 222 399 106 285 234 

Elizabeth A. McCarthy* 319 160 341 99 277 244 

Blanks 281 206 324 107 278 266 

TOTAL 884 588 1064 312 840 744 



212 
178 



222 
222 

198 
642 



226 
216 
248 
690 



254 
275 
221 
900 



211 
207 

164 
582 



295 
304 
222 
882 



2950 
2842 
2894 
8685 



PARK COMMISSIONER 3 years 

Mary P. Bennett* 337 223 391 115 295 268 220 236 238 283 215 303 3124 

Blanks lfi5Jl!llill25!MJ2J51021fi J3. 128 1219 

TOTAL 442 294 532 156 420 372 279 321 345 450 291 441 4343 

CEMETERY COMMISSIONER 3 years 

Charles L. McEnnls 140 103 127 60 110 110 69 90 100 138 85 117 1249 

Charlotte P. DeWolf* 262 157 327 78 239 201 181 186 166 225 176 263 2461 

Blanks _lQ_24_78_L2_Zi_6_i_22_45._79._2Z _30 _____ 633 

TOTAL 442 294 532 156 420 372 279 321 345 450 291 441 4343 

HOUSING AUTHORITY 5 years 

Lynn M. Marcel la 206 144 273 90 209 190 126 180 165 221 126 236 2166 

Claude A. Harvey* 204 123 190 56 165 136 134 111 138 170 144 163 1734 

Blanks __22_2Z_&2_LQ_46._4___L2^Q_12___ -21 -42 443 

TOTAL 442 294 532 156 420 372 279 321 345 450 291 441 4343 

PLANNING BOARD 3 years (2) 

Eugene E. GI let* 321 204 368 83 287 256 212 221 231 258 216 322 2979 

Thomas E. Firth, Jr.* 289 171 309 114 254 216 180 196 194 231 184 246 2584 

Blanks 2Z4m22Zm2222__21__.22_526__.___l 122 214 2122 

TOTAL 884 588 1064 312 840 744 558 642 690 900 582 882 8686 

PLANNING BOARD 1 year 

Kim J. MacKenzIe 325 207 378 119 292 273 218 227 238 265 220 300 3062 

Blanks 112J2154J2L2SJ2J1J4M1M _Z1 111 1281 

TOTAL 442 294 532 156 420 372 279 321 345 450 291 441 4343 

SEWER COMMISSIONER 3 years 

Jean R. Organ* 325 210 378 107 296 261 215 228 245 271 219 300 3055 

Al I Others 0010000001 2 

Blanks m_Sll_3_4_mm__l_22LQ0_Z2 __2 HI 1286 

TOTAL 442 294 532 156 420 372 279 321 345 450 291 441 4343 



TREE WARDEN 3 years 
Frank Wojtas* 
Blanks 
TOTAL 



357 
_25 
442 



226 
_62 
294 



411 
121 
532 



131 
_2_> 
156 



309 
111 
420 



284 
372 



234 
279 



249 
Jl 
321 



267 
-IS 
345 



310 
140 
450 



236 
_55_ 
291 



331 

ua. 

441 



3345 

998 

4343 



QUESTION 1 

Yes 

No 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

QUESTION 2 

Yes 

No 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



260 
161 
-21 
442 



300 
114 
_22 
442 



-12 
294 



209 
71 
14 

294 



349 
167 
_1£ 
532 



337 

170 

.21 
532 



85 

59 

_L2 

156 



70 

69 

17 

156 



235 
164 
_21 
420 



245 

143 

_22 

420 



232 
115 
Jl 
372 



224 
112 
_2£ 
372 



191 

77 
.Al 
279 



177 

83 

_L2 

279 



195 
111 
_L2 
321 



_21 
321 



210 
118 
_LZ 
345 



JA 
345 



258 
168 
JA 

450 



274 
150 
_2S 
450 



183 
95 

_12 
291 



165 
103 
Jl 
291 



262 
165 
_14 

441 



277 

144 
_22 
441 



2662 

1480 

201 

4343 



2705 

1353 

285 

4343 



31 



WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

MAY 11, 1987 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other 
suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford : 

In the name of the Commonwealth, 
aforesaid, you are hereby requested 
to notify and warn the legal voters 
of said Chelmsford to meet in the 
McCarthy Middle School Gymnasium on 
Monday, evening, the 11th day of 
May, 1987, at 8:00 p.m., then and 
there to act upon the following 
Articles, Viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer and appropriate 
from available funds, transfer and 
appropriate from the Stabilization 
Fund and/or borrow a certain sum of 
money to complete the design and 
construction of Southwell Field, as 
authorized by Article 36 of the 
Annual Town Meeting of 1984; or act 
in relation thereto. 

Recreation Commission 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer and appropriate 
from available funds the sum of 
$13,900 to the School Department 
Salary Account to fund negotiated 
wage and salary increases; or act in 
relation thereto. 

School Committee 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer and appropriate 
from available funds a certain sum 
of money to the appropriate salary 
line items to fund approved wage and 
salary increases and expense 
allocations in the departmental 
account to be recommended by the 



Board of Selectmen at the Special 
Town Meeting; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will 
vote to amend the Chelmsford Zoning 
By-law by deleting the present 
Aquifer Protection Areas Map and 
substituting the redrafted Map 
proposed by the Planning Board, as 
filed with the Town Clerk, and 
displayed at the Special Town 
Meeting; or act in relation thereto. 

Planning Board 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Tov/n will 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to petition the Great and 
General Court to enact Legislation 
in the following form or in such 
other form as the General Court may 
deem appropriate for the purposes 
specified in this Article: 

An Act providing Exemption to the 
Town of Chelmsford pursuant to 
General Law, Chapter 31. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and 
House of Representatives in General 
Court Assembly and by the authority 
of the same, as follows: 

1. The Town of Chelmsford as a 
result of a technical error in the 
certification process but having met 
all the substantive hiring and 
testing requirements of the Depart- 
ment of Personnel Administration, 
shall be exempted from the require- 
ments of General Law, Chapter 31 
relative to the certification and. 
appointment of the following full- 
time police officers retroactive to 
the date of permanent full-time 
appointments. 



32 



NAME 


EFFECTIVE DATE 




OF APPOINTMENT 


Peter C. McGeown 


July 7, 


1983 


James F. Murphy- 


July 8, 


1983 


Brian F. Mullen 


July 10, 


1983 


Paul E. Cooper 


July 11, 


1983 


Paul Richardson 


April 1, 


1985 


Francis Teehan 


April 2, 


1985 


Alan Cote 


April 3, 


1985 


Scott Ubele 


April 4, 


1985 


Martin Krikorian 


April 6, 


1985 


Debra Metcalf 


April 7, 


1985 


Gail Mullen 


April 8, 


1985 



or act in relation thereto. 

Police Department 
Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will 
vote pursuant to General Law Chapter 
82, Section 21, that public conven- 
ience and necessity require that a 
portion of Gail Street as herein- 
after described shall be discontin- 
ued and all public rights in any and 
all portions of said Streets, and/or 
Town ways relative to said street 
shall be henceforth discontinued and 
abandoned; said street is more 
particularly described as follows: 

That portion of Gail Street de- 
scribed as parcel A, on a plan 
entitled proposed discontinuous 
parcel "A", Special Town Meeting 
1987, prepared by the Town Engineers 
Office, Town of Chelmsford, and 
incorporated herewith, copies of 
which are on file in said office. 

And to see if the Town will vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
for consideration to be determined, 
to convey and transfer, all right, 
title and interest, if any, held by 
the Town in the above parcel of the 
land located on the discontinued 
portion of said way/road, to the 
abutters of said property; 
or act in relation thereto. 



ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer and appropriate 
from available funds, transfer and 
appropriate from the Stabilization 
Fund, transfer and appropriate 
revenue sharing funds and/or borrow 
a certain sum of money for the 
purpose of the design and recon- 
struction of Fairbanks Street, 
providing all the construction of 
the same meets with the requirements 
of the Board of Selectmen, and to 
see if the Town will vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
negotiate and execute all necessary 
and proper contracts and agreements 
hereto; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will 
vote to amend the Zoning By-law of 
the Town of Chelmsford, as follows: 

1. Amend Article IV. Special 
Regulations, subsection 4820. 
Aquifer Protection District , by 
adding the following language at the 
end of the first paragraph of said 
subsection : 

Also included are areas within 
100 feet of the centerline of 
any stream which flows into the 
A.P.D. 

2. Amend Article IV. Special 
Regulations, subsection 4831 (f), by 
deleting said subsection in its 
entirety, and substituting the 
following in its place: 

f. Solid waste disposal or sewage 
treatment facilities unless tertiary 
(denitrif ication) treatment is used. 

3. Amend Article IV. Special 
Regulation subsection 4832 (c) by 
deleting said subsection in its 
entirety and substituting the 
following in its place: 



Board of Selectmen 



33 



C. Any use except for single- 
family residential with an estimated 
sewage disposal greater than 10 
gallons of sewage per day 1,000 
square feet of lot area, based on 
Title V of the State Environmental 
Code, 310 CMR 15.00. Lot area in 
this case shall exclude flood plain 
and/or wetlands. 

4. Amend Article IV. Special 
Regulation subsection 4832 (d) by 
deleting said subsection in its 
entirely and substituting the 
following in its place: 

D. Any use which renders impervious 
more than 50 percent of the lot 
area. Lot area in this case shall 
exclude floodplain and/or wetlands. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will 
vote to amend its Traffic Rules and 
Orders, by deleting Section 27. All 
Night Parking Prohibited , and 
substituting in its place: 

Section 27. Parking Prohibited: 
Snow Emergency 

1. The Board of Selectmen shall 
have the authority to declare a snow 
emergency. 

2. Upon the declaration of a snow 
emergency, it shall be unlawful to 
park any vehicle upon any street, 
and all such vehicles shall forth- 
with be removed; 

or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will 
vote to direct the Board of Select- 
men to petition the Great and 
General Court of the Commonwealth to 
enact Special Legislation authoriz- 
ing a contract or establishing a 
Conservation Recreation District, 
between the Town of Chelmsford and 
the Town of Carlisle, for the 
operation, administration, and 



maintenance of the property known as 
the Lowell Cranberry Bog in the 
Towns of Chelmsford and Carlisle 
said bill, when approved by the 
Legislation and signed into Law by 
the Governor, to be approved in its 
final form by the voters at an 
Annual or Special Town Meeting in 
order for it to be implemented; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will 
vote to accept the provisions of 
General Law Chapter 59, Section 5, 
17 (c), relative to the exemption of 
certain real estate from taxation; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will 
vote to accept the provisions of 
General Law Chapter 59, Section 5, 
17 (d), relative to the exemption of 
certain real estate from taxation; 
said acceptance to be effective for 
fiscal year ; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will 
vote to accept the provisions of 
General Law Chapter 59, Section 5, 
41 (b) , relative to the exemption of 
certain real estate from taxation; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will 
vote to accept the provisions of 
General Law Chapter 59, Section 5, 
41 (c) , relative to the exemption of 
certain real estate from taxation; 
said acceptance be to effective for 
fiscal year ; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 



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ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer a certain sum of 
money from Line Item 139. Unemploy- 
ment Benefits due State to Line Item 
96. Sewer Commission Expense 
Account; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 



Hereof fail not and make return of 
this Warrant with your doings at the 
time and place of said meeting. 
Given unto our hands this 24th day 
of April, A.D. 1987. 



Roger A. Blomgren, Chairman 
Henrick R. Johnson, Vice Chairman 
Bonita A. Towle, Clerk 
Dennis J. Ready, Member 
John P. Emerson, Jr., Member 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 
APRIL 27, 1987 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I 
have notified and warned the 
Inhabitants of the Town of 
Chelmsford by posting up attested 
copies of same at the following 
places, to wit: The New Town Office 
Building Gym; Harrington Elementary 
School Gymnasium; Harrington 
Elementary School Gymnasium; 
Westlands School Cafeteria; Byam 
School Cafeteria; Westlands School 
Cafeteria; Harrington Elementary 
School Gymnasium; McCarthy Middle 
School, Small Gymnasium; South Row 
School Cafeteria; South Row School 
Cafeteria, Westlands School Cafete- 
ria; McCarthy Middle School, Small 
Gymnasium fourteen days at least 
before the time appointed for 
holding the meeting aforesaid. 



William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 



A True Copy Attest: William 
Spence, Constable of Chelmsford 



E. 



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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
APRIL 27, 1987 

The Annual Town Meeting was called 
to order at 7:40 P.M. by the 
Moderator Dennis McHugh who recog- 
nized the presence of a quorum. 
There were 588 voters present at the 
McCarthy Middle School Gymnasium. 

The Moderator explained the Town 
Meeting rules and regulations. 

Selectman Blomgren moved that the 
reading of the Constable's return of 
service and the posting of the 
warrant be waived. It was so voted, 
unanimously. Selectman Blomgren 
then moved that the reading of the 
entire warrant be waived. It was so 
voted, unanimously. 

Elizabeth Marshall of the Finance 
Committee moved to recess the Annual 
Town Meeting at 7:50 P.M. in order 
to conduct a Public Budget Hearing 
of Federal Revenue Sharing Funds. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

Elizabeth Marshall discussed the 
Federal Revenue Sharing. The sum of 
$60,000.00 will be available for use 
in fiscal year 1987-1988, and be 
allocated as follows: Fire Depart- 
ment Salaries $30,000.00, Police 
Department $30,000.00 These amounts 
will be reflected in the Depart- 
ments' budgets. The Moderator asked 
for any discussion or questions, 
hearing none, Elizabeth Marshall 
moved to have the Town Meeting Body 
accept for approval the Federal 
Revenue Sharing Funds amounts as 
presented. Motion carried, unan- 
imously. 

The Moderator reconvened the Annual 
Town Meeting at 7:55 P.M. He 
explained to the Town Meeting Body 
that the Executive Secretary to the 
Board of Selectmen was not a 
resident of the Town of Chelmsford, 
nor a registered voter. The 
Moderator asked permission from the 



Town Meeting Body to allow Bernard 
Lynch to address the voters during 
the Town Meeting. Motion carried, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
hear reports of the Town Officers 
and Committees. 

The Moderator asked if there were 
any nominations for the Varney 
Playground Commission. Selectman 
John Emerson moved to nominate Harry 
Ayotte for a three year term. The 
Moderator asked for any more 
nominations from the floor, hearing 
none, the Moderator declared that 
nominations were closed. A voice 
vote was taken on the nomination of 
Harry Ayotte as member to the Varney 
Playground, motion carried, unan- 
imously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. Alan Murphy of the 
Personnel Board explained the 
article. The positions of Town 
Clerk, Town Treasurer/Collector, and 
Assessors, were only being added to 
the Personnel Board By-law for 
compensation purposes only. These 
positions are not appointed, they 
are elected for three year terms at 
the Annual Town Election. Alan 
Murphy moved to amend the article by 
deleting under Administrative and 
Clerical section, Line 15. Adminis- 
trative Assistant to the Planning 
Board from the article at the 
Planning Board's request. A 
discussion followed concerning the 
section called Other Positions, 
where line items 12-16 were ques- 
tioned. Alan Murphy explained that 
these were positions that had been 
funded in the past with State or 
Federal monies. At different times 
the Town began paying these posi- 
tions by Town Meeting vote, there- 
fore the positions fell under the 
jurisdiction of the Personnel Board. 
More discussion followed. The 
Moderator asked for the Finance 
Committee's recommendation concern- 



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ing the article. The Finance 
Committee supported the motion and 
the amendment. The Moderator asked 
for a voice vote on the motion to 
delete line 15 under the Administra- 
tive and Clerical section. Motion 
carried, unanimously. More discus- 
sion took place. The Moderator 
asked for a voice vote on the motion 
as amended, motion carried. The 
article reads as follows: 

Alan Murphy moved that the Town vote 
to amend the Personnel Wage and 
Salary By-law to be effective July 
1, 1987 as follows: 

1. Under Section 4, "Scope of the 
Plan and Authority of the Personnel 
Board", amend Subsection (B) by 
deleting the first paragraph and 
substituting the following: 

(B) Those filled by popular 
elections; with the exception of 
Assessors, Town Clerk, and 
Treasurer/Tax Collector, who shall 
come under this By-law for compensa- 
tion purposes only, subject to 
ratification by an annual vote of 
the Town at an Annual Town Meeting 
as required in Section 108 of 
Chapter 41. The Personnel Board may 
continue to render recommendations 
relative to compensation for other 
elective positions. 

2. Under Section 6, "Classifica- 
tion of Town Employees", amend 
Subsection (E) - "Wage and Salary 
Schedule" by deleting the existing 
schedule and substituting the 
following: 



E. WAGE AND SALARY SCHEDULE 
July 1, 1987 - June 30, 19! 



GRADE LEVEL 


SALARY RANGE 


1A 


12,788 - 15,921 


IB 


14,455 - 17,997 


1C 


16,123 - 20,073 


ID 


19,459 - 24,226 


2 


24,463 - 30,456 


3 


32,803 - 40,840 


4 


37,808 - 47,071 


5 


42,814 - 53,303 



3. Under Section 24 subtitled "Job 
Titles and Standard Rates of Wages 
and Salaries of the Personnel Wage 
and Salary By-Law", by adding the 
following positions: 

Administrative and Clerical 

16. Town Clerk 

17. Town Treasurer/Collector 

18. Assessors 

Library 

9. Maintenance Specialist 

Town Police Department 

4. Trainee 
Other Positions 

12. Assistant Town Engineer 

13. Respite Care Program Director 

14. Home Delivered Meals 
Coordinator 

15. Superintendent of Buildings 

16. Senior Citizens Activities 
Coordinator 

4. Add a new Section 29 subtitled 
POLICE TRAINEE and include the 
following: 

(A) The definition of "police 
trainee" is any person appointed as 
a regular police officer after 
January 1, 1987, during the period 
of time that such person is attend- 
ing a police academy or other 



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training facility authorized by the 
Chief of Police. 

(B) Police trainee shall not be 
paid overtime and shall not be 
entitled to any other benefits under 
this By-law. 

(C) For the purposes of benefits 
upon graduation from a police 
academy and future employment with 
the Chelmsford Police Department, 
the date of the first day of the 
academy, or the first day of actual 
work for the Police Department after 
appointment and before the start of 
any academy, whichever comes first, 
shall be considered their date of 
employment . 

(D) Any police trainee that fails 
to successfully complete the 
authorized police academy shall have 
no further rights under this By-law, 
and may be dismissed by the Police 
Department under existing State 
lav/s . 

5. Amend under section 24 subtitled 
"Job Titles and Standard Rates of 
Wages and Salaries of the Personnel 
Wage and Salary By-law", by deleting 
the position of 4. Town Aide, under 
the category of Administrative and 
Clerical , and add in the following 
position in its place: Administra- 
tive and Clerical 4. Council of 
Aging Director. 

6. Amend under section 24 subtitled 
"Job Titles and Standard Rates of 
Wages and Salaries of the Personnel 
Wage and Salary By-law", by deleting 
the position of 4. Mechanic (Fire 
and Police), under the category of 
Town Fire Department , and adding the 
following position in its place: 4. 
Truck Mechanic (Fire and Police). 



(Fire and Police), under the 
category of Town Fire Department . 

UNDER ARTICLE 2A. Alan Murphy 
explained the article and moved to 
amend it by deleting Line #15 under 
Administrative & Clerical Section, 
Administrative Assistant to the 
Planning Board. The Finance 
Committee was in favor of the motion 
and the amendment. The Moderator 
asked for a voice vote on the motion 
to amend, motion carried unanimous- 
ly. A discussion took place 
questions were asked about the 
positions. The Moderator asked for 
a voice vote on the motion as 
amended, motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. The article reads as follows. 

Alan Murphy moved that the Town vote 
to amend the Personnel Wage and 
Salary By-law by further amending 
Section 24, "Job Titles and Standard 
Rates- or Wages and Salaries of the 
Personnel Wage and Salary By-law", 
to conform to rates of pay negoti- 
ated by the Town with certain labor 
organizations, pursuant to General 
Laws Chapter 150E, and to reflect 
current salaries and grade levels 
under the Personnel By-lav; as 
follows : 



7. Amend under section 24 subtitled 
"Job Titles and Standard Rates of 
Wages and Salaries of the Personnel 
Wage and Salary By-law", by adding 
the position of 5. Auto Mechanic 



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ADMINISTRATIVE & CLERICAL 

1. Executive Secretary 

2. Town Accountant 

3. Veteran's Agent 

4. Council of Aging Director 

5. Assistant to Assessors 

6. Assistant Town Clerk 

7. Assistant Treasurer 

8. Clerk, Senior 

9. Clerk, Junior 

10. Clerk, Part-Time 

11. Town Counsel 

12. Board of Reg., Three Members 

13. Assistant Town Accountant 

14. Administrative Assistant to 

the Executive Secretary 

16. Town Clerk 

17. Town Treasurer/Collector 

18. Assessor 



7/86 


- 


7/87 


7/87 - 


6/88 


Current 




Current 


Proposed 


Proposed 


Level 




Salary 


Level 


Salarv 


4 






5 




3 






3 




2 






2 




- 






2 




ID 






ID 




ID 






2 




ID 






2 




1C 






1C 




1A 






1C 




1A 






1A 




S500 


P, 


.A. 


$500 P. A 




$360 


EA. 


$500 EA. 




ID 






2 




ID 






ID 




- 






3 




- 






3 




- 






3 





CONSERVATION, PARKS & CEMETERY 



1. Cemetery Superintendent 2 

2. Superintendent of Insect and 

Pest Control $1,250 P. A. 

3. Landscaper - Park 1A 

4. Laborer - Park 1A 

5. Unskilled Laborer #2, #3 

6. Skilled Forest Workman - 

Conservation 1A 

7. Equipment Operator 1C 

8. Park Superintendent 2 



$1,250 P. A. 

1A 

1A 

#2, #3 

1A 
1C 
2 



CUSTODIAL 



1. Custodian 



IB 



IB 



1. Library Director 3 

2. Library Department Head ID 

3. Library Specialists 1C 

4. Library Assistant IB 

5. Library Clerk 1A 

6. Maintenance Assistant IB 

7. Page #2, #3 

8. Library Assistant Director 

9. Maintenance Specialist 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 



3 

ID 

1C 

IB 

1A 

IB 

#2, #3 

2 

1C 



Highway Superintendent 
Highway Foreman 



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TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT 



1. 


Fire Chief 


2. 


Deputy Fire Chief 


3. 


Captain 


4. 


Truck Mechanic 




(Fire and Police) 


5. 


Auto Mechanic 




(Fire and Police) 


TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT 


1. 


Police Chief 


2. 


Deputy Chief 


3. 


Captain 


4. 


Trainee 


REC 


REATION 



#2 #2 

#2 4 

#2 #2 

2 

ID 



5 5 

4 4 

3 3 

$359.50 per week 



1. Director/Youth Center 

Coordinator 2 2 

2. Clerk, Part-time 1A 1A 

3. Waterfront Director 1A 1A 

4. Swimming Instructor 1A 1A 

5. Lifeguard 1A 1A 

6. Playground Supervisor IB IB 

7. Recreation Specialist 1A 1A 

8. Recreation Leader 1A 1A 

9. Youth Center Supervisor 1C 1C 

10. Youth Center Leaders 1A 1A 

OTHER POSITIONS 

1. Building Inspector 

2. Electric Inspector 

3. Local Inspector 

4. Gas Inspector 

5. Dog Officer 

6. Assistant Dog Officer 

7. Van Driver 

8. Sealer of Weights and 

Measures 

9. Animal Inspector 

10. Clock Winder 

11. Town Engineer 

12. Assistant Town Engineer 

13. Respite Core Program Director 

14. Home Delivered Meals Coordinator 

15. Superintendent of Buildings 

16. Senior Citizens Activities 

Coordinator - IB 

FOOTNOTES 

#1 - Represented by Collective Bargaining 

#2 - Not in "Job Rating Plan" 

#3 - $3.75/Hr. first year, $4.25/Hr. second year, S4.75/Hr. third year 



3 






3 






2 






2 






2 






2 






#2 


$8,500 


P. A. 


#2 


$8,500 


P. A 


1C 






ID 






1A 






1A 






IB 






IB 






#2 


$2,000 


P. A. 


#2 


$2,000 


P. A 


#2 


$1,000 


P. A. 


#2 


$1,000 


P. A 


#2 


$200 


P. A. 


#2 


$200 


P. A 


3 






3 

2 

ID 

1A 

ID 







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UNDER ARTICLE 3. Selectman Blomgren 
explained to the Town Meeting Body- 
that due to certain union contract 
negotiations being completed (the 
Highway Department and Cemetery 
Department and the Town Hall 
Clerical Unions) the salary line 
items under certain departments were 
reflecting the increases negotiated. 
He also presented a list of the 
benefits that were negotiated, 
uniform allowances, increase in 
vacation time, increase in holiday 
time off, and funeral leave- 
Elizabeth Marshall of the Finance 
Committee recommended the increases. 
She said that once the voters 
approved the percentage requested by 
the other' unions, and Personnel 
Board, it wouldn't be fair not to 
support the increases asked by the 
Clerical Union. A professional 
negotiator was used from start to 
finish during the contract discus- 
sions and the Board of Selectmen 
explained everything to the Finance 
Committee's satisfaction. And that 
the Board of Selectmen recognized 
the value of having the various 
contracts terminated at the same 
time. We should expect and insist 
that the next round of negotiations 
should be based on the cost of 
living increases or changes and 
available funds, rather then on what 
the last union got. 

The Moderator explained that the 
budget is set up in the warrant 
books by individual departments and 
that is the way they will be 
addressed for discussion purposes. 
He will read the name of the 
department, the total department 
request, in some circumstances he 
will break it down to show the 
funding arrangements, any questions 
and discussion will be done at that 
time, then the Moderator will go on 
to read the next department's 
information. No individual depart- 
ment vote will take place. The 
final vote will be taken at the 
conclusion of article three, where 



the total amount that must be raised 
and appropriated will be stated and 
voted on. 

Michael Enwright moved to take the 
School Department's budget out of 
order. The Finance Committee was 
against the motion. The Moderator 
asked for a voice vote, motion 
defeated. 

Elizabeth Marshall explained the 
Finance Committee's position on the 
departmental budgets. The Town had 
$35,639,484.00 in available funds. 
She said that if the departmental 
budgets including the adjustments 
made under the salaries due to union 
contract settlements as presented 
passes, with the recommended figure 
of $35,129,920.00, along with all of 
the proposed warrant articles 
including the Special Town Meeting 
scheduled for May 11th passes, would 
total of $488,927.00, it would leave 
a total of $20,637.00 in free cash. 

The Moderator read the Selectmen's 
Department budget and then the 
Accounting Department's where a 
discussion took place concerning the 
increase of salaries and the 
percentage given. It was explained 
that due to the contract negotia- 
tions and the Personnel Board's 
recommendation there will be an 
increase in certain salary line 
items. Under the 

Treasurer/Collector's Department the 
Treasurer explained the salary 
increase in his budget. He said 
that certain positions in his 
department were increased more than 
7%. He stated that he also cut his 
salary account by dropping his money 
requested for seasonal help. Which 
meant that the staff would pick up 
compensation time by working extra 
hours required to prepare the tax 
bills for mailing. As of July 1st 
his office will be closed on 
Wednesdays to the public and that is 
when the staff will be expected to 
use their earned time off, and there 



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will be no more Monday evening hours 
during the months of September 
through May. The Moderator contin- 
ued to read from the Assessor's 
budget to the Finance Committee's 
budget. He then explained his own 
budget. There is an increase of 
$75.00, this was due to the need for 
an expense account. When positions 
become available on the Finance 
Committee and the Personnel Board he 
wants to advertise openings. Also 
at certain times of the year there 
are opportunities to attend seminars 
concerning Town Meeting Rules of 
Order and he wanted to be able to do 
so. The Moderator continued to read 
from the Town Clerk's Department to 
the Highway Department and asked if 
there was any discussion concerning 
the departments. Under Highway 
Department, a question was asked 
concerning the snow and ice line 
item. It was explained that 
whatever amount was listed had to be 
the same amount each year, this was 
a State law. This is the only 
account that the Town is allowed to 
spend over the amount appropriated 
and be able to transfer monies into 
without Town Meeting action. He 
then read from the Street Lighting 
Department to the Sewer Commission, 
where a question was asked concern- 
ing the professional fees. It was 
explained that the consulting fees 
and legal fees were paid from this 
account. He then read from the 
Waste Collection Department to the 
Cemetery Department. 

Under the School Department Budget 
the following discussion took place. 
Nicholas Gavriel Chairman of the. 
School Committee, explained that the 
figure of $19,932,504.00 which 
appeared in the warrant book was not 
the figure that the School Committee 
wanted. The Committee wanted the 
figure of $19,998,504 to be what was 
requested. A discussion took place, 
the Moderator called for a five 
minute recess. The meeting recessed 
at 9:33 P.M. The meeting reconvened 



at 9:45 P.M. The Treasurer, James 
Doukszewicz explained that the 
figure of $19,433,994.00 is the 
figure that should be on the floor 
for discussion and possible amend- 
ments. Nicholas Gavriel moved to 
amend the School Depa r tment s ' s 
figure to be $19,908,504.00 and 
explained the reasoning for the 
requested increase. George Nelson 
of the Finance Committee explained 
why the Finance Committee recom- 
mended the figure of $19,433,994.00. 
A number of voters spoke in favor of 
the School Committee's figure. 
Discussion took place, Jeff Stallard 
moved the question to stop debate. 
The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote, motion carried, unanimously. 
The Moderator asked for a voice vote 
on the motion to amend the figure to 
read $19,908,504.00, motion carried. 
Selectman Blomgren moved to adjourn 
the Town Meeting until May 4th at 
7:30 P.M. A discussion took place. 
Tov/n Moderator asked if the Town 
Meeting Body could vote on part of 
the Budget tonight, and then vote 
the final figure at the next 
meeting. Town Counsel James 
Harrington, explained that the vote 
could not be divided. The choice 
was to either adjourn or stay and 
vote a final figure, the budget vote 
could not be divided. A number of 
voters spoke in favor of the motion 
to adjourn. They felt that the 
Finance Committee and the Board of 
Selectmen needed time to reconsider 
what action to take due to the 
increase voted under the School 
Budget. At this time the Town 
Treasurer explained what the 
procedure would be, if in fact a 
special election was needed to be 
called concerning overriding 
proposition 2 1/2. Other voters 
spoke against adjournment and wanted 
to continue and finish the budget at 
this session. Peter Lawler moved 
the question to stop debate. Motion 
carried, unanimously. The Moderator 
asked for voice vote on the motion 
to adjourn, which left the chair in 



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doubt. The following tellers came 
forward and a hand count was taken. 

Margaret Johnson 
Jean Horgan 
David Fenn 
Barbara Ward 
Edward Hilliard 
John Warren 
David McLachlan 
Scott Prescott 
Jocelyn Anthony 
Norman LeBrecque 
Gustave Fallgren 

The result of the hand count Yes 188 
No 224, motion defeated to adjourn. 

Selectman Ready moved to amend the 
School Budget figure to 
$19,433,994.00. A discussion took 
place. Irene Cetaruk moved the 
question to stop debate. A voice 
vote taken, motion carried, unan- 
imously. A voice vote was taken on 
Selectman Ready's figure, motion 
defeated. 

Samuel Poulten moved to approve the 
rest of article three as amended, a 
discussion took place. Edward 
Hilliard moved to adjourn the Town 
Meeting until Monday May 4, 1987, 
the Finance Committee was in favor 
of the motion. More discussion took 
place. Fran McDougall moved the 
question to stop debate, motion 
carried, unanimously. A voice vote 
was taken on the motion to adjourn, 
motion defeated. The Moderator was 
questioned on the voice vote, he 
asked the Town Meeting Body again on 
the motion to adjourn, motion 
defeated. The Moderator returned to 
Samuel Poulten 's motion to approve 
the rest of article three as amended 
which includes all the salary 
changes proposed. The Finance 
Committee asked if it was proper for 
this procedure, that the budgets be 
approved without any discussion. 
The Moderator explained that if that 
is the vote of the voters then that 
is the procedure they choose to 



abide to. Irene Cetaruk then moved 
the question to stop debate. F. 
Bailey Laughlin of the Cable 
Television Committee asked if this 
meant that if the motion passed to 
stop debate, then he would not be 
able to discuss the fact that his 
budget was short $400.00 and that he 
wanted to amend his budget to 
reflect the correct figure. The 
Moderator explained that this was 
so. If this motion passed then the 
only way Mr. Laughlin could amend 
his budget was to reconsider article 
3, or if the moving party (Samuel 
Poulten) would yield his motion at 
this time, then Mr. Laughlin could 
include his figure in the total. 
Mr. Poulten yielded his motion at 
this time, in order to allow Mr. 
Laughlin's motion to be on the 
floor. The Moderator asked for a 
voice vote on the increase of 
$400.00 under the Cable Television 
Committee, motion carried. The 
Moderator then asked for a voice 
vote on the motion to move the 
question. Which left the chair in 
doubt. The tellers came forward and 
a hand count was taken: Yes 315 No 
44 2/3' s vote required (239) motion 
carried. The Moderator explained 
that the main motion figure of 
article three was $35,605,030.00. 
Selectman Emerson moved to amend 
line #99 (Waste Collection) from 
$1,182,334.00 to $0.00. He ex- 
plained that the money needed for 
the School Department's budget was 
going to have to come from somewhere 
and perhaps this service should be 
cut. The Finance Committee and the 
Board of Selectmen were against the 
motion. One voter explained that 
the people of Chelmsford didn't mind 
paying for the services they 
receive, that is why they moved to 
this Town, because of the school 
system and services offered. After 
much discussion Selectman Emerson 
withdrew his motion. More discus- 
sion took place. Malcolm Roberts 
spoke about the proceedings that 
have taken place throughout the 



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meeting and moved the question to 
stop any further debate about 
article three. The Moderator asked 
for a voice vote, which left the 
chair in doubt. The tellers came 
forward and a hand count was taken: 
Yes 303 No 24 2/3's required (218) 
the motion carried. A voice vote 
was taken of the main motion with 
the figure of $35,605,030.00, motion 
carried. Article three reads as 
follows : 

ARTICLE 3 
FISCAL YEAR 1988 



Department 

Line 

Items 



Approved 
Appropriations 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 

1. Salaries $95,842 

2. Expenses 18,900 

3. Outlay 1 

4. Out of State 1,200 
TOTAL SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT $115,943 

ACCODNTING DEPARTMENT 

5. Salaries $105,626 

6. Expenses 9,459 

7. Outlay 1 
TOTAL ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT $115,086 

TREASURER/COLLECTOR DEPARTMENT 

8. Salaries $167,123 

9. Expense 29,300 

10. Outlay 500 
TOTAL TREASURER/COLLECTOR $196,923 

ASSESSORS DEPARTMENT 

11. Salaries 

12. Expense 

13. Outlay 

14. Legal Services 

15. Revaluation Update 



TOTAL ASSESSORS DEPARTMENT 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

16. Expense 

MODERATOR 

17. Salary 

18. Expense 
TOTAL MODERATOR 

TOWN CLERK DEPARTMENT 

19. 

20. 

21. 

22. 

TOTAL TOWN CLERK DEPARTMENT 



$141,512 

59,065 

1,100 

1,000 

47,500 

$250,177 



Salaries 
Expenses 
Out of State 
Outlay 



LAW DEPARTMENT 

23. Town Counsel 

24. Legal Services 

25. Special Counsel 

26. Expense 

TOTAL LAW DEPARTMENT 



$3,000 



$300 

75 

$375 



$108,609 

6,075 

800 

425 

$115,909 



$500 

55,000 

15,000 

750 

$71,250 



REGISTRARS DEPARTMENT 

27. Salaries $24,418 

28. Expense 9,240 

29. Outlay 1 
TOTAL REGISTRARS DEPARTMENT $33,659 

ELECTIONS 

30. Wages and Expenses $18,788 

PLANNING BOARD 

31. Salaries $18,502 

32. Expense 4,160 

33. Outlay 1 
TOTAL PLANNING BOARD $22,663 

BOARD OF APPEALS 

34. Expense $6,161 

PERSONNEL BOARD 

35. Expense $650 

HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

36. Expense $1,501 

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION 

37. Expense $1,000 

INSURANCE (LIABILITY) 

38. Expense $678,146 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

39. Supt of Buildings $20,412 

40. Salaries 62,358 

41. Expense 64,304 

42. Supervision Fee 2,000 

43. Outlay 3,000 
TOTAL PUBLIC BUILDINGS $152,074 

TOWN 6 FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS 

44. Expense $6,000 



$500 



CONSTABLE 

45. Salary 

MOBILE HOME RENT CONTROL BOARD 

46. Expense 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 

47. Salaries $2,291,635 

48. Expense 224,812 

49. Out of State 1,050 

50. Outlay 1 

51. Expense - Auxiliary 3,070 

52. Outlay - Auxiliary 400 
TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT $2,520,968 
APPROPRIATION FROM REVENUE 

SHARING FOR SALARIES $30,000 

NET COST POLICE DEPARTMENT $2,490,968 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 

53. Salaries 

54. Expenses 

55. Out of State 

56. Outlay 

TOTAL FIRE DEPARTMENT 
APPROPRIATION FROM REVENUE 
SHARING FOR SALARIES 



$2,440,500 

129,409 

1,000 

13,360 

$2,584,269 

$30,000 
$2,554,269 



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DOG OFFICER 

57. Salaries $28,243 

58. Expenses 2,000 

59. Pound Rental 6,000 

60. Care of Live Animals 1,800 
TOTAL DOG OFFICER $38,043 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY 

61. Expense $2,190 

62. Outlay 1,101 
TOTAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 

AGENCY $3,291 

INSPECTION DEPARTMENT 

63. Salaries $172,702 

64. Expenses 16,226 

65. Out of State 500 

66. Outlay 1 
TOTAL INSPECTION DEPARTMENT $189,429 

SEALER OF HEIGHTS & MEASURES 

67. Salary $2,100 

68. Expense 300 
TOTAL SEALER OF WEIGHTS 

AND MEASURES $2,400 

CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

69. Salary $6,242 

70. Expense 7,400 
TOTAL CONSERVATION COMMISSION $13,642 

HYDRANT SERVICE 

71. Center $54,700 

72. North 19,300 

73. East 7,000 

74. South 
TOTAL HYDRANT SERVICE $81,000 

TREE WARDEN DEPARTMENT 

75. Salary $1,000 

76. Expense 13,875 

77. Outlay 1 
TOTAL TREE WARDEN DEPARTMENT $14,876 

INSPECT PEST CONTROL 

78. Salary $1,250 

79. Expense 10,800 
TOTAL INSECT PEST CONTROL $12,050 

TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE 

80. Expense $90,000 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

81. Salaries 

82. Expenses 

83. Snow & Ice 



STREET LIGHTING 

84. Expense 

TOWN ENGINEERING 

85. Salaries 

86. Expense 

87. Outlay 

88. Out of State 
TOTAL TOWN ENGINEERING 



$628,023 

464,994 

270,000 

$1,363,017 



$168,000 



$78,287 

9,385 

2,000 

1 

$89,673 



89. 


Salaries 




90. 


Expenses 




91. 


Outlay 




92. 


Out of State 




93. 


Mosquito Control 


TOTAL HEALTH DEPAI 


tTMEN 


SEWER COMMISSION 




94. 


Salaries 




95. 


Expenses 




96. 


Professional 


Fees 


97. 


Outlay 




98. 


Out of State 





TOTAL SEWER COMMISSION 

WASTE COLLECTION 

99. Expense 

ANIMAL INSPECTORS DEPARTMENT 

100. Salary 

101. Expense 

TOTAL ANIMAL INSPECTORS 
DEPARTMENT 



LOWELL MENTAL HEALTH 

102. Expense 

CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 

103. Salaries 

104. Expenses 

105. Out of State 

106. Outlay 

TOTAL CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

Gross Operating Budget 
Minus Tuitions $70,000 
Minus PL874 $20,000 

106A NET TOTAL COST SCHOOL 

DEPARTMENT 



$118,525 

32,225 

1 

1 

10,000 

$160,752 



$60,731 

20,500 

55,000 

1 

5,000 

$141,232 



$1,182,334 



$1,000 
400 



$1,400 



$9,000 



$140,401 

24,588 

500 

3,094 

$168,583 



$19,998,504 

90,000 

$19,908,504 



NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 

107. Assessment $637,520 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 



108. 


Salaries 


109. 


Expenses 


110. 


Books & Periodicals 


111. 


Outlay 


112. 


Out of State 


TOTAL LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 


PARK 


DEPARTMENT 


113. 


Salaries 


114. 


Expenses 


115. 


Outlay 


TOTAL PARK DEPARTMENT 



RECREATION COMMISSION 

116. Salaries 

117. Expenses 

118. Outlay 

TOTAL RECREATION COMMISSION 



$450,675 

79,262 

112,550 

1 

1 

$642,489 



$40,919 

6,700 

1 

$47,620 



$41,533 

25,842 

1 

$67,376 



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VARNEY PLAYGROUND 

119. Labor - Part-time 

120. Expense 

121. Outlay 

TOTAL VARNEY PLAYGROUND 

EDWARDS MEMORIAL BEACH 

122. Expense 

COUNCIL ON AGING/TOWN AIDE 

123. Salaries 

124. Expenses 

125. Outlay 

TOTAL COUNCIL ON AGING/ 
TOWN AIDE 

MEMORIAL DAY COMMITTEE 

126. Expense 

TOWN CELEBRATION COMMITTEE 

127. Expense 

TOWN CLOCK 

128. Expense 



$3,150 

1,999 

1 

$5,150 



$700 

$84,556 

22,750 



$107,306 

$1,000 

$2,900 

$600 



ELDER SERVICES OF MERRIMACK VALLEY 

129. Expense $1,800 

HOLIDAY DECORATING COMMITTEE 

130. Expense $750 

CHELMSFORD COMM ON HANDICAPPED 

131. Expense $100 

VETERANS BENEFITS DEPARTMENT 

132. Salaries $51,088 

133. Expense 4,300 

134. Outlay 100 

135. Cash & Material Grants 53,000 
TOTAL VETERANS BENEFITS DEPT. $108,488 

COUNTY RETIREMENT ASSESSMENT 

136. Expense $995,000 

VETERANS PENSION CLAIMS 

137. Expense $6,375 

MEDICARE TAX (PICA) 

138. Expense $7,500 

INSURANCE (LIFE & MEDICAL) 

139. Expense $1,040,525 

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS DUE STATE 

140. Expense $40,000 

UNCLASSIFIED: 

CABLE TELEVISION COMMITTEE 

141. Expense $3,500 

CULTURAL COUNCIL 

142. Expense $100 

MEDICAL BILLS RETIRED POLICE & 
FIRE 

143. Expense $10,000 



NMAC ASSESSMENT 

144. Expense 

POLICE MUTUAL AIDE-LEAA 

145. Expense 

DATA PROCESSING 

146. Expense 

DEBT AND INTEREST 

147. Principal 

148. Interest 



TOTAL DEBT AND INTEREST 
GROSS OPERATING BUDGET 



LESS TRANSFERS: 

REVENUE SHARING 



RAISE AND APPROPRIATE 



$9,000 
$2,000 
$7,404 



$962,150 
424,909 



$1,387,059 
$35,665,030 

$60,000 
$35,605,030 



The Moderator moved to adjourn the 
meeting until Monday, May 4, 1987 at 
7:30 P.M. at the McCarthy Middle School 
Gymnasium. 

Dennis McHugh, Moderator 

Mary E. St. Hilaire, Town Clerk 



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ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
MAY 4, 19 87 

The Adjourned Annual Town Meeting 
was called to order at 7:48 P.M. by 
the Moderator Dennis McHugh, who 
recognized the presence of a quorum. 
There were 332 voters present at the 
McCarthy Middle School Gymnasium. 

The Moderator acknowledged the 
presence of the students who were 
viewing the Town Meeting process as 
a result of Student Government week 
at the High School . 

The Moderator explained that the 
Executive Secretary to the Board of 
Selectmen was not a town resident 
and asked the Town Meeting Body to 
allow Bernard Lynch to speak from 
time to time. Motion carried, 
unanimously. 

Selectman Roger Blomgren, addressed 
the Town Meeting Body. The Town 
would be $150,000.00 in debt if all 
the warrant articles passed, by 
raising and appropriating the 
required sums. He explained that 
the Board of Selectmen, School 
Committee and the Finance Committee 
met and discussed the warrant 
articles. Certain articles were 
agreed upon being dismissed, others 
would be funded by transferring from 
the Stabilization Fund, and monies 
left over from previous years 
warrant articles. In September 
after the free cash and tax rate are 
certified, if additional monies are 
needed, then further action would be 
taken at that time. He asked the 
Town Meeting Body to support the 
Selectmen and Finance Committee and 
School Committee with these deci- 
sions on the articles. He stressed 
that all departments and the 
citizens of the Town must make the 
right choices for future spending. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4. Town Treasurer 
James Doukszewicz, moved that the 
Town vote to authorize the Town 



Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Board of Selectmen, to borrow money 
from time to time in anticipation of 
the revenue of the financial year 
beginning July 1, 1987, in accor- 
dance with the provisions of General 
Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, and to 
issue a note or notes as may be 
given for a period of less than one 
year in accordance with General 
Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17 and 17 
(a). 

James Doukszewicz explained the 
article. The Finance Committee and 
the Board of Selectmen recommended 
the article. Motion carried, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5. Town Treasurer 
James Doukszewicz, moved that the 
Town vote to transfer and appropri- 
ate the sum of seventeen thousand 
seven hundred dollars ($17,700.), 
from Article 6, of December 1, 1976, 
and transfer and appropriate the sum 
of four thousand eight hundred 
dollars ($4,800.00) from Article 22, 
of November 19, 1984 to engage a 
private accounting firm to prepare 
an audit of all accounts in all 
departments in the Town of 
Chelmsford. 

James Doukszewicz explained the 
article. The Finance Committee and 
the Board of Selectmen supported the 
article. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. 

UNDER ART I CL E 6 . Elizabeth 

Marshall, Chairman of the Finance 
Committee, moved that the Town vote 
to transfer and appropriate the sum 
of eleven thousand two hundred 
dollars ($11,200.00) from Article 
22, of the November 19, 1984 Special 
Town Meeting, and transfer and 
appropriate the sum of one hundred 
two thousand nine hundred seventy- 
three dollars ($102,973.00) from 
additional fiscal 1987 local aid 
funds to be used as a Reserve Fund 
at the discretion of the Finance 



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Committee, as provided in General 
Laws, Chapter 40, Section 6. 

Elizabeth Marshall said that the 
Finance Committee recommended the 
article. She explained that this 
was going to be an experimental 
experience. The total amount is 
about 1/3 of the amount that the 
Finance Committee usually has in the 
reserve fund, which is used for 
transfers throughout the year. The 
Board of Selectmen recommended the 
article. Motion carried, 

unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 7. Selectman Blomgren 
moved to dismiss this article. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 8. Cemetery Commis- 
sioner, Everett Olsen, moved that 
the Town vote to transfer the sum of 
twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) 
from the sale of graves and lots to 
the Cemetery Improvement and 
Development Fund. 

Frank Peterson, Cemetery Superinten- 
dent, explained that this is a 
housekeeping article that must be 
done yearly. The Selectmen and the 
Finance Committee recommended the 
article. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly- 

UNDER ARTICLE 9. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
for consideration to be determined, 
to convey and transfer, an easement, 
as shown as 20 foot wide emergency 
vehicle access easement on a plan of 
land entitled "Plan of Access 
Easement for the Town of 
Chelmsford", prepared by Fleming, 
Bienvenu and Associates, Inc., dated 
November 1, 1985 said plan being on 
file with the Town Engineer and 
incorporated herewith, and I move 
that the Town vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to acquire, in 
fee simple and/or easement, by 
purchase, by eminent domain or 



otherwise, an emergency vehicular 
easement from Wellman Avenue, over a 
private way known as Duke of 
Gloucester Street, to said above 20 
foot wide emergency vehicle access 
easement, for the purpose of 
securing emergency access to 
Williamsburg Condominium, and I move 
that the Town vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of one dollar 
($1.00) to defray all necessary 
costs, fees and expenses in connec- 
tion with the acquisition of said 
land and for paying any damages 
which may be awarded as the result 
of any such taking; and further to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
negotiate and execute all necessary 
and proper contracts and agreements 
thereto. 

Executive Secretary, Bernard Lynch 
explained the article. This is to 
allow only emergency vehicles access 
to the Williamsburg Condominiums, 
which is required by Town By-law, 
and to allow access to the Southwell 
Fields for emergency use only. 
Presently, the only access is off of 
Wotton Street, and emergency 
vehicles could be blocked off 
unintentionally. The Finance 
Committee recommended the article. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 10. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved to dismiss this 
article. The Finance Committee 
recommended dismissal. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 11. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
accept Locust Street as laid out by 
the Board of Selectmen and show by 
their reports and plans duly filed 
in the office of the Town Clerk, and 
to transfer and appropriate from the 
Stabilization Funds, the sum of 
sixty thousand dollars ($60,000.00) 
for the purpose of reconstructing 
Locust Street, providing all the 
construction of the same meets with 
the requirements of the Board of 



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Selectmen, and subject to the 
withholding of any remaining bonds 
until such requirements have been 
met. 

Selectman Blomgren explained the 
article. The Finance Committee 
recommended the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 12. Town Treasurer 
James Doukszewicz, moved that the 
Town vote to authorize the Town 
Treasurer, to enter into compen- 
sating balance agreements, during 
fiscal 1988, as permitted by General 
Laws Chapter 41, Section 53F. 

The Town Treasurer explained the 
article. The Finance Committee 
recommended the article. Edward 
Hilliard spoke against the article. 
A discussion took place. The 
Moderator asked for any further 
discussion, hearing none he asked 
for a voice vote, which left the 
Chair in doubt. He asked for a show 
of hands, motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 13. Chairman of the 
Planning Board, John McCarthy, moved 
that the Town vote to amend the Town 
of Chelmsford Zoning By-law by 
deleting the present zoning map and 
substituting the redrafted map 
proposed by the Planning Board, as 
filed with the Town Clerk, and 
displayed at the Annual Town 
Meeting. 

Town Counsel, James Harrington moved 
to amend the proposed zoning map by 
deleting the following portion from 
the proposed Adult Entertainment 
District (CX) at the Swain Road 
Landfill: 

Starting at a point located 660 feet 
southwest of the southwest corner of 
the Town salt shed building; 

Southeasterly by land of G. 
Abrahamson, 200 feet; 



Northeasterly by land of Smith 30 
feet; 

Northwesterly by land of Sugden, 44 
feet; 

Northerly by land of Sugden, 80 
feet; 

Northeasterly by land of Sugden 110 
feet; 

Westerly through land of the Town of 
Chelmsford 175 feet; 

Containing approximately 0.33 feet 
acres of land. 

The deleted section shall become 
part of the Single Residence RB 
District. 

Kim McKenzie, member of the Planning 
Board, read the Planning Board's 
recommendation: The Planning Board 
held a Public Hearing on April 29, 
1987 and voted unanimously (7-0) in 
favor of the proposed map changes. 
They also voted in favor (7-0) of 
the recommended amendment to the 
map. 

The Moderator asked if there was any 
need for further discussion of the 
motion to amend. Hearing none, he 
asked for a voice vote on the motion 
to amend, motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. 

Town Counsel James Harrington 
explained the changes that are being 
submitted on the map. One concerns 
an area on Riverneck Road, in the 
Clarke Road-Monmouth Road neighbor- 
hood. Presently, it appears as 
being in the IA District, it should 
be RB. This was a clerical error. 
Another change was an area on 
Tyngsborough Road. On both sides of 
Tyngsborough Road from Wellman 
Avenue to where the Cedar House 
Variety Store is located, presently 
it appears as being RM and it should 
be CB. Then further down 



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Tyngsborough Road on the left side 
just after Cross Street, an auto 
body shop is presently appearing as 
RM and it should be listed at CB. 
These are all clerical errors. On 
Concord Road a shopping area is 
presently listed as CA and it should 
be CB. This is also a clerical 
error. Town Counsel stressed that 
these are not new changes, all these 
areas mentioned appeared exactly as 
indicated on the old zoning map 
before the Master Plan was passed. 

A discussion took place, questions 
were asked about the changes. One 
resident asked if another area could 
be rezoned at this time. Town 
Counsel explained that it was not 
possible at this time, because a 
Public Hearing had to be held prior 
to the Town Meeting vote. The 
Moderator asked if there was any 
further discussion. Hearing none, 
he asked for a voice vote on the 
main motion as amended, motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 14. Chairman of the 
Capital Planning Committee, James 
Doukszewicz, moved that the Town 
vote to transfer and appropriate 
from the Stabilization Fund the sum 
of $65,000.00 for the purchase of 
five (5) Police Cruisers and 
authorize the disposal of five (5) 
obsolete vehicles. 



the Town Office Building needed 
stairs from the lower parking lot to 
the main parking lot. The soccer 
field at Mill Road needs the topsoil 
distributed on the field. The 
Finance Committee recommended the 
motions to amend. The Moderator 
asked if there was any need for 
further discussion, hearing none, he 
asked for a voice vote on the motion 
to amend line number 4, motion 
carried, unanimously. He then asked 
for a voice vote on the motion to 
amend line #5., motion carried 
unanimously. A discussion took 
place, questions were asked 
concerning the stairs at the Town 
Office Building and the Fire Alarm 
System at the High School. The 
Moderator asked if there was a need 
for further discussion, hearing none 
he asked for a voice vote on the 
main motion as amended, motion 
carried, unanimously. The Article 
reads as follows: 

Chairman of the Capital Planning 
Committee, James Doukszewicz, moved 
that the Town vote to transfer and 
appropriate the sum of $261,800.00 
from the unexpended proceeds of the 
amount authorized for capital 
planning projects expenditures under 
Article 43, Annual Town Meeting 
1984, for the following purpose: 



James Doukszewicz explained the 
article. The Finance Committee 
recommended the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 15. Chairman of the 
Capital Planning Committee, James 
Doukszewicz, moved to amend the 
article by adding under item 4, the 
word "stairs" after the wording of 
access road. And under item 5, the 
wording "and Mill Road Soccer 
Fields" on the end of the sentence. 



James Doukszewicz explained the 
different amendments. He said that 



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1. Roof and Structural repairs to Adams and McKay- 
Libraries and Carriage House Building 

2. Roof Coating work at McCarthy School 
(Needed to maintain guarantee) 

3. Roof work at Town Offices Building 

4. Construction of access road and stairs from 
upper level parking lot to lower level 
at Town Offices Building 

5. Recreation: field work at East School, South 

Row School and McFarlin and Mill Road Soccer Fields 28,000 

6. Recreation: Basketball Court repairs South Row 5,000 

7. Replace fire alarm system at High School 100, 000 

TOTAL $261,800 



$55,000 

17,000 
31,800 



25,000 



UNDER ARTICLE 16. Chairman of the 
Capital Planning Committee James 
Doukszewicz, moved that the Town 
vote to authorize the transfer and 
appropriation of funds previously 
authorized for expenditure under 
Article 13, Annual Town Meeting 1986 
as follows: 



Increase amount authorized for purchase of 

Cemetery Department 3/4 ton pick up truck from 

$12,000 to $17,000 " $5,000 

Increase amount authorized for the purchase of 

Police Department stainless steel toilets (6) 

from $6,000 to $6,500 500 

Decrease amount authorized for Building Inspection 

purchase of microfilm reader/printer from $13,000 

to $7,500 5,500 



James Doukszewicz explained the 
article. The Finance Committee 
recommended the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 



UNDER ARTICLE 17. Chairman of the 
Capital Planning Committee, James 
Doukszewicz, moved that the Town 
vote to appropriate the sum of 
$2,115,981 for the following capital 
projects : 



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10. 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 

20. 
21. 
22. 

23. 
24. 

25. 

26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 
31. 
32. 

33. 



34. 

35. 

36. 
37. 
38. 

39. 
40. 
41. 

42. 



Fire Department 
Fire Department 
Fire Department 
Fire Department 
Fire Department 



Cemetery Department - Dump Truck 4 wheel drive - 

one ton 

Park Department - 18 HP tractor with 50" mower 

and grass collection unit 

Highway Department - Two (2) Stainless Steel 

Sanders 

Highway Department - Two (2) Cab & Chassis for 

Sanders 

Highway Department - Road Resurfacing Funds 

Highway Department - One Diesel Dump Truck 

Highway Department - One Vacuum Street Sweeper 

Highway Department - One Self Propelled-Diesel 

Asphalt Paver with Trade-in of present paver 

Highway Department - One New Car/Truck for 

Superintendent 

Library - Eight (8) Pac terminals/eight (8) ports 

Fire Department - New Car for Chief 

Fire Department - Mini-Pumper/Brusher Truck 

Fire Department - Engine 02 - Retrofit 

Engine 04 & 05 Improvements 
Engine 02 floor rehab work 
Engine 01 office rehab work 
2,000 ft. large diameter hose 
Ladder work (new specs) 
Assessors Department - Data Processing Hardware 
and Software and Accessories 
Police Department - Radar units replaced 
Police Department - Parking Lot Extension 
Police Department - Office area construction in 
rear garage area 

School - Replacement of student furniture 
School - 3/4 Ton pickup truck with snow blade 
School - Tractor with mower, snowblade, tractor 
cab, wheel weights and tire chains 
School - terminals replaced (Administrative) 
School - Audio/Visual Equipment 
School - Television Equipment 
School - McCarthy telephone system replaced 
School - McCarthy refurbish student lockers 
School - McCarthy refurbish auditorium seats 
School - McCarthy painting corridors, cafeteria, 
auditorium, and fifteen classrooms 
School - McCarthy replacement of floor tile in 
front foyer, upper level, and in all four 
stairwells 

School - McCarthy auditorium lights & PA systems 
replaced 

School - McCarthy lockers installed in boys locker 
room 

School - McCarthy - caulking of windows 
School - High School bleachers in gym replaced 
School - High School boys locker room work 
completed 

School - High School painting 
School - Library renovations 

School - Alumni Field projects/rest room facilities 
and refreshment stand/plumbing work 

School - Storage shed 40' X 80' metal 

$2, 



$26,000 

8,000 

22,000 

62,000 

462,100 

49,000 

72,000 

26,500 

11,000 

50,000 
13,000 
95,000 
60,000 
170,000 
100,000 
22,000 
40,000 
10,000 

65,000 

6,000 

25,000 

25,000 
37,500 
17,000 

14,000 
33,236 
16,075 
19,070 
10,000 
44,000 
25,000 

40,000 



10,000 

9,000 

25,000 
33,000 
75,000 

72,000 
10,000 
58,000 

20,500 

128,000 
115,981 



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and move that the Town vote to 
borrow the sum of the $2,115,981.00 
to fund these obligations, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, pursuant 
to General Laws Chapter 44, Section 
07. 

James Doukszewicz explained the 
article. A discussion took place. 
The Finance Committee recommended 
the article. The Moderator asked if 
there was any need for further 
debate, hearing none he asked for a 
voice vote, motion carried, unani- 
mously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 18. Nicholas Gavriel, 
of the School Committee, moved to 
dismiss the article. The Finance 
Committee recommended dismissal. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 19. Samuel Poulten, 
of the School Committee, moved to 
dismiss the article. The Finance 
Committee recommended dismissal. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 20. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
accept the following mentioned 
streets, as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen and shown by their reports 
duly filed in the office of the Town 
Clerk. 

1. Wedgewood Drive (2,240 feet 

long) 

2. Shandel Drive (960 feet long) 

3. Warwick Drive (1,520 feet long) 

Providing all the construction of 
the same meets with the requirements 
of the Board of Selectmen, and 
subject to the withholding of any 
remaining bonds until such require- 
ments have been met. 

The Board of Selectmen and the 
Finance Committee recommended the 
article. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. 



UNDER ARTICLE 21. John Emerson, 
Jr., of the Sewer Commission, moved 
that the Town vote to borrow the sum 
of ($7,100,000.00) as the local 
share of the cost for the purpose of 
design and construction of sewers, 
pump stations, and force mains to 
serve Chelmsford Center, Study Areas 
28, 32, and 33 as described in the 
1986 "Amended Facility Plan for 
Wastewater Management, " Bridge 
Street, Chelmsford High School, 
Harrington School, Parker School and 
residential units on Richardson 
Road, Prescott Drive, Edgelawn 
Avenue and Marose Avenue; and for 
related legal, administrative and 
other pertinent expenses; to 
authorize the Sewer Commission with 
the consent of the Board of Select- 
men or Town Meeting, to acquire by 
purchase, eminent domain or other- 
wise all easements, and rights 
concerning land necessary in 
conjunction with the project to 
determine how any such appropriation 
shall be raised, whether by transfer 
from available funds, by taxation, 
by borrowing or otherwise, and' if by 
borrowing, the Town Treasurer with 
the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen be authorized to borrow 
under G.L. Chapter 44, as amended 
and supplemented, and to issue and 
sell general obligation bonds or 
notes of the Town therefore; that 
the Sewer Commission be authorized 
to apply for, accept and expend any 
State and Federal grants and local 
monies that may be available for the 
project; that betterments shall be 
assessed based on sewer units in 
conjunction with the sewer construc- 
tion, in accordance with the 
applicable provisions of the General 
Laws of the Commonwealth, The 
funding of this article has been 
approved by the Town of Chelmsford 
pursuant to an exemption from the 
Proposition 2 1/2 limitations at the 
local elections of April 7, 1987. 

John Emerson explained the article. 
He said that the engineering firm of 



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Weston and Sampson was present to 
answer any questions. Some ques- 
tions were asked by the Town Meeting 
Body. The Finance Committee 
supported the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 22. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren, moved that the Town vote 
to amend the General By-laws, 
Article IV - Financial Regulation, 
Section 2 - Contracts Exceeding 
$1, 000 .00) by deleting the word or 
figure of "one thousand dollars 
($1,000.00)", wherever the same 
appears in said section, and 
substitute the word or figure of 
"four thousand dollars ($4,000.00)", 
in its place. 

Selectman Blomgren explained that 
the State law reflects the figure of 
$4,000.00 and that the Town By-law 
should coincide with the State lav/. 
The Finance Committee recommends the 
article. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. 

UNDER ARTICLE 23. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren, moved that the Town vote 
to accept the provisions of General 
Law Chapter 40, Section 4G relative 
to advertising municipal contracts 
prior to award. 

The Finance Committee recommended 
the article. Motion carried, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 24. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
accept the following mentioned 
street as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen and shown by their reports 
duly filed in the office of the Town 
Clerk. 

1. Pinewood Road (1,800 feet long) 

Providing all the construction of 
the same meets with the requirements 
of the Board of Selectmen, and 
subject to the withholding of any 
remaining bonds until such require- 
ments have been met. 



The Board of Selectmen and the 
Finance Committee recommended the 
article. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. 

UNDER ARTICLE 25. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
accept the following mentioned 
street, as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen and shown by their reports 
duly filed in the office of the Town 
Clerk: 

1. Apollo Drive (1,500 feet long) 

Providing all the construction of 
the same meets with the requirements 
of the Board of Selectmen, and 
subject to the withholding of any 
remaining bonds until such require- 
ments have been met. 

The Board of Selectmen and the 
Finance Committee recommend the 
article. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. 

UNDER ARTICLE 26. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Tov/n vote to 
accept the following mentioned 
street, as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen and shown by their reports 
duly filed in the office of the Town 
Clerk: 

1. Jean Avenue (440 feet long) 

Providing all the construction of 
the same meets with the requirements 
of the Board of Selectmen, and 
subject to the withholding of any 
remaining bonds until such require- 
ments have been met. 

The Board of Selectmen and the 
Finance Committee recommended the 
article. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. 

UNDER ARTICLE 27. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren, moved to dismiss this 
article. 



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The Board of Selectmen and the 
Finance Committee supported the 
dismissal. Motion carried, unani- 
mously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 28. Robert 

Charpentier of the Recreation 
Commission, moved to dismiss this 
article. 

The Board of Selectmen and the 
Finance Committee supported the 
motion. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. 

The Moderator made a point of order. 
Due to the following article being 
submitted by him, he moved to step 
down as Moderator for the next 
article. He asked Town Counsel 
James Harrington to step forward and 
be the acting Moderator. Town Clerk 
Mary St. Hilaire, swore in James 
Harrington as Acting Moderator. 

UNDER ARTICLE 29. Dennis McHugh 
moved to amend the article by 
changing the wording of 6.1 to read 
as follows: 

"A motion on any article shall be 
voted upon by secret ballot if two 
thirds of those present and voting 
so vote." 

Dennis McHugh explained the purpose 
of the motion to amend. The Finance 
Committee was against the amendment. 
The Board of Selectmen support the 
amendment. Edward Hilliard spoke 
against the amendment. He moved to 
amend the amendment by deleting 
section b. in its entirety. More 
discussion followed. Selectman 
Ready spoke in favor of the motion 
to amend. Edward Hilliard withdrew 
his motion to amend at this time. 
The Acting Moderator James 
Harrington, asked for a voice vote 
on Dennis McHugh's motion to amend, 
motion defeated. Edward Hilliard 
moved to amend the article by 
deleting section b in its entirety. 
Dennis McHugh said he supported the 



motion to amend, as did the Board of 
Selectmen and the Finance Committee. 
The Acting Moderator asked for a 
voice vote on the motion to amend, 
motion carried. He then asked for a 
voice vote on the main motion as 
amended, motion carried. The 
article reads as follows: 

Dennis McHugh, Town Moderator, moved 
that the Town vote to amend the 
General By-laws, Article II Town 
Meeting, as follows: 

a. Delete subsection 3.1 (f) 
Division of the Assembly of Section 
3, Town Meeting Rules of Order. 

Dennis McHugh resumed his position 
of Town Moderator and the meeting 
continued. 

UNDER ARTICLE 30. Gary Marchand the 
petitioner of this article, asked 
permission for his Attorney Howard 
Hall who was not a resident to 
explain the article. Motion 
carried. 

Attorney Hall explained that this 
article was defeated at the Special 
Town Meeting of December 8, 1986. 
However the Planning Board allowed 
it to come back before the required 
two year wait, because the Board 
felt that a substantial change had 
been made. Attorney Hall explained 
that the original plan called for 
180 units, and it would now have 97 
units, plus one less street. A 
presentation was given showing the 
land and style of the condominiums. 
A discussion followed. Thomas Firth 
of the Planning Board, read the 
Board's recommendation. "The 
Planning Board held a Public Hearing 
on April 15, 1987, and voted in 
favor (6-0) for the proposed zoning 
change. The Planning Board addi- 
tionally voted in favor (6-0) to 
allow the petitioner to place this 
zoning article on the floor of the 
Town Meeting prior to the expiration 
of 2 years." A number of voters 



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spoke in favor and against the 
motion. Edward McKeon, an abutter 
spoke in favor. David McLaughlin, 
an abutter spoke against. A 1 
Carpenter came forward and asked 
permission from the Moderator to 
speak to the Town Meeting Body. He 
explained that he was no longer a 
resident of the Town, and. the land 
in question was his. The Moderator 
asked for a voice vote, motion 
carried, unanimously. Al Carpenter 
explained that presently the site 
has the Chelmsford Drive-in on it. 
He felt that the Town would benefit 
more tax wise and the abutters would 
have less aggravation from noise and 
trash. The drive-in business is not 
the same in the 80's as it was in 
the 60 ' s. The movies do not 
necessarily draw the right clien- 
tele. It is mostly attracted to 
teenagers and problems with alcohol 
and drugs is very apparent at the 
end of a night. He cited traffic 
problems before and after the drive- 
in opens and closes. He asked the 
Town Meeting Body to support the 
article, he felt that the condomin- 
iums proposed would be better use of 
the land, than any other type of 
buildings. A question was raised 
concerning pollution of the Beaver 
Brook. James McBride of the 
Conservation Commission spoke in 
favor, he said that the contractor 
presented drainage plans, etc., that 
would not effect the Beaver Brook 
that flows behind the site. Barry 
Balan moved the question to stop 
debate. The Moderator asked if 
there was any need for further 
debate. Hearing none he asked for a 
voice vote, motion carried, unan- 
imously. He then asked for a voice 
vote on the article, which left the 
chair in doubt, the following 
tellers came forv/ard and a hand 
count was taken: 



Sandra Kilburn 
John Warren 
Ruth Delaney 
David McLachlan 
Jean Horgan 
Jocelyn Anthony 
Gustave Fallgren 
Edward Hilliard 
Carol Stark 

Result of the hand count: Yes 161 
no 105 2/3's needed (177) motion 
defeated. (See warrant for wording 
of article) . 

Selectman Blomgren moved to adjourn 
the meeting until Monday evening May 
11, 1987, at 7:30 P.M. at the 
McCarthy Middle School Gym. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

The meeting adjourned at 11:00 P.M. 



Dennis McHugh, Moderator 

Mary E. St. Hilaire, Town Clerk 



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ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
MAY 11, 1987 

The Adjourned Annual Town Meeting 
was called to order at 7:40 P.M. at 
the McCarthy Middle School Gymnasi- 
um. The Moderator Dennis McHugh, 
recognized the presence of a quorum. 

Before taking any action under the 
articles, the Moderator wanted the 
Town Meeting Body to acknowledge the 
presence of two Groups of students. 

The first group were student 
representatives from the South Row 
and Byam Schools of the Chelmsford 
Chapter of. the "Just Say No To 
Drugs", which started in March of 
1986. The objective of the club is 
to sharpen children's awareness of 
drugs and alcohol. Present a 
supportive peer group and a source 
of support and positive peer 
reinforcement. The Moderator then 
read a proclamation from the Board 
of Selectmen who proclaimed the week 
of May 11th thru May 15th as "Just 
Say No To Drugs Week". 

The second group were Chelmsford 
High School students who had 
participated in the May 8th Student 
Government Day activities, at the 
High School. The students held an 
election and ran for office. After 
the election, various offices were 
filled by appointment by the student 
Board of Selectmen. The Moderator 
read the names of the students and 
the office (s) that they are filling: 



SELECTMEN 
Meg Dufour 
Michael Kuchler 
Tricia Olenchak 
Matthew Pitta 



BOARD OF HEALTH 
Kerri Noonan 
Jennifer Howard 
Danielle Lacroix 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 
Peter Hocknell 
Julie MacPhee 
Scott Nussbum 
Dawn Wholey 
Stacey Hallal 

BOARD OF ASSESS. 
Tosh Sano 
Elizabeth Rainge 



PLANNING BOARD 
Gregg Silver 
Michelle Koczoka 
Vin Signorello 

FINANCE COMM. 
Kerry Hughes 
Chris Cocchiaro 
Christel Marchand 

LIBRARY TRUSTEE 
Sonal Shah 

POLICE CHIEF 
Shawn Deveau 

FIRE CHIEF 
Allison Aronie 

CEMETERY SUPT. 
Heidi White 

SUPT. OF SCHL. 
Hilary Weisman 

BUILDING INSP. 
Don Desfosse 

TOWN AIDE 
Heidi Wheeler 

TOWN ENGINEER 
Bill Donovan 

STATE 

REPRESENTATIVE 
Mary Dukakis 

STATE SENATOR 
Jan Andrusaites 



The Moderator congratulated all the 
students and thanked them for 
attending the Town Meeting. 

The Moderator then asked the Town 
Meeting Body to grant permission for 
the Executive Secretary Bernard 
Lynch, who was not a resident, to be 
able to speak from time to time. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 



HOUSING AUTH, 
Diane Olney 
Bryan Dolan 



SEWER COMM. 
David Rauktys 
Keith Marshall 



TOWN CLERK 
Michael Metheny 

ASST. POLICE CHIEF 
Debbie Bearor 

ASST. FIRE CHIEF 
Jackie Harris 

SUPT. OF STREETS 
Damon. Thomas 

ASST. SUPT. /SCHL. 
David Hedison 

EXEC. SECRETARY 
Jill MacPhee 

VETERANS' AGENT 
Eric Turner 

SUPT. PUBLIC BLD. 
Lauren Thomas 

TREASURER & 
TAX COLLECTOR 
Elisa Simonian 



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The Moderator then announced that 
two members of the Finance Commit- 
tee, Elizabeth Marshall and George 
Nelson were resigning from the Board 
at the conclusion of this Town 
Meeting. He thanked them for all 
their time and effort, and asked 
Selectman Blomgren to come forward. 
Selectman Blomgren presented to 
Elizabeth Marshall and George Nelson 
each a certificate of appreciation 
from the Board of Selectmen. 

UNDER ARTICLE 31 Susan Cantin, 
Library Trustee, moved to dismiss 
this article. 

Susan Cantin explained why the 
article was being dismissed at this 
time. The Finance Committee 
supported the motion to dismiss. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 32 Susan Cantin, 
Library Trustee, moved to dismiss 
this article. 

The Finance Committee recommended 
the dismissal. Motion carried, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 33 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved to dismiss this 
article. 

The Finance Committee recommended 
the dismissal. Motion carried, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 34 A discussion took 
place concerning this article. The 
Finance Committee recommended that 
this land be sold. The Board of 
Selectmen supported the article. 
However, they asked for the peti- 
tioner to come forward and explain 
the purpose of why they wanted the 
land. The Moderator asked for a 
voice vote on the article, which 
left the chair in doubt. Selectman 
Blomgren explained that past policy 
has been that the petitioner must be 
present, due to the fact that the 
petitioner was not present, then the 



Board could not support the article. 
The Moderator asked for a show of 
hands, motion defeated. (See 
warrant for wording of article.) 

UNDER ARTICLE 35 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
pursuant to General Law Chapter 82, 
Section 21, that public convenience 
and necessity require that a portion 
of Roosevelt Street as hereinafter 
described shall be discontinued and 
all public rights in any and all 
portions of said streets, and/or 
town ways relative to said street 
shall be henceforth discontinued and 
abandoned; said street is more 
particularly described as follows: 

That portion of Roosevelt Street 
described as parcel A, on a plan 
entitled proposed discontinuous 
parcel "A", Annual Town Meeting 
1987, prepared by the Town Engi- 
neer's office, Town of Chelmsford, 
and incorporated herewith, copies of 
which are on file in said office. 

And I moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
for consideration to be determined, 
to convey and transfer, all right, 
title and interest, if any, held by 
the town in the above parcel of the 
land located on the discontinued 
portion of said way/road, to the 
abutters of said property. 

John Abbott, an abutter to the 
property explained why he wanted the 
land. The Board of Selectmen and 
the Finance Committee recommended 
the article. Motion carried, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3 6 A discussion took 
place concerning this article. The 
Finance Committee recommended that 
this land be sold. Because the 
petitioner was not present to 
explain why he/she wanted the land 
the Board of Selectmen did not 
recommend the article. Motion 
defeated by voice vote. (See 
warrant for original wording of 
article. ) 



UNDER ARTICLE 37 John Emerson, 
Sewer Commissioner, moved that the 
Town vote to authorize the Board, of 
Selectmen and/or the Sewer Commis- 
sioners to acquire any and all 
temporary and/or permanent ease- 
ments, and any property in fee 
simple with the buildings and trees 
thereon by purchase, eminent domain, 
or otherwise, for the property 
located in the Town of Chelmsford, 
Massachusetts, and further described 
and shown on a set of plans entitled 

(1) Plan of Sewer Easement in 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Indus- 
trial Sewer, prepared for the 
Chelmsford Sewer Commission, January 
1987, scale 1 inch = 40 feet, by 
Howe Surveying Associates, Inc., and 

(2) Plan of Sewer Easement, scale 1" 
= 40 1 , dated February 17, 1987, 
prepared for the Chelmsford Sewer 
Commission by Howe Surveying 
Associates, Inc., copies of which 
are on file in the office of the 
Town Engineer and are incorporated 
herewith, for the purpose of 
constructing and maintaining sewers, 
pumping stations, and all other 
appurtenances thereto said funds 
required to defray all necessary 
costs, fees and expenses in connec- 
tion with the acquisition of said 
land and for paying any damages 
which may be awarded as the result 
of any such taking to be expended 
from the sale of bonds and/or notes 
authorized from Article 31 of the 
Annual Town Meeting of 1984; and I 
move that the town vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen and Sewer 
Commission, for consideration to be 
determined, to convey and transfer 
the care, custody, management, 
control of said easements including 
any parcels shown on a said plan as 
currently owned by the Town of 
Chelmsford, if any, to the 
Chelmsford Industrial Sewer Dis- 
trict. 

Sewer Commission, John Emerson 
explained the article. The Finance 
Committee recommended the article. 



UNDER ARTICLE 38 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren, moved to dismiss this 
article. 

The Finance Committee was in favor 
of dismissal. Motion carried. 

The Moderator moved to adjourn the 
Annual Town Meeting at this time in 
order to conduct a Special Town 
Meeting. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. The meeting adjourned at 8:03 
P.M. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
May 11th, 1987 

The Special Town Meeting was called 
to order at 8:05 P.M. at the 
McCarthy Middle School Gymnasium, by 
the Moderator Dennis McHugh who 
recognized the presence of a quorum. 

Selectman Roger Blomgren moved that 
the reading of the Constable's 
return of service and the posting of 
the warrant be waived. It was so 
voted, unanimously. Selectman 
Blomgren then moved that the reading 
of the entire warrant be waived. It 
was so voted, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1 Robert Charpentier, 
of the Recreation Commission, moved 
that this article be dismissed. 

The Finance Committee recommended 
the dismissal. Motion carried, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2 Nicholas Gavriel, 
of the School Committee, moved that 
this article be dismissed. 

The Finance Committee recommended 
the dismissal. Motion carried, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the town vote to 
transfer the sum of seventeen 
thousand five hundred dollars 
($17,500.) from Article 9 of the 



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December 8, 1986 Special Town 
Meeting and transfer the sum of 
nineteen thousand nine hundred 
eighty-two dollars ($19,982.) from 
Line Item # 139 . Unemployment Bene- 
fits, to the following Salary Line 
Items and Expense Line Items in the 
indicated specific amounts to fund 
approved wage and salary increases 
and expense allocations in the 
following departmental accounts: 



LINE 








ITEM 


DEPARTMENT 






1. 


Accounting-Salaries 


$2 


405. 


6. 


Board of Appeals-Expense 


240. 


7. 


Assessors -Salaries 


3 


358. 


12. 


Cemetery-Salaries 




658. 


16. 


Conservation Commission 


- 






Salaries 




361. 


32. 


Fire-Salaries 


1 


823. 


36. 


Health-Salaries 


1 


387. 


51. 


Inspection- Salaries 


2 


267. 


72. 


Police-Salaries 


5 


142. 


78. 


Public Buildings- 








Salaries 


3 


432. 


82. 


Recreation Commission- 








Salaries 




461. 


85. 


Registrars-Salaries 


1 


,525. 


95. 


Sewer Commission- 








Salaries 


2 


098. 


102. 


Town Clerk-Salaries 


2 


,404. 


105. 


Town Engineer-Salaries 




198. 


109. 


Treasurer /Col lector- 








Salaries 


8 


336. 


118. 


Veterans Benefits- 








Salaries 


1 


387. 


TOTAL 
FUNDING: 


$37 


,482. 






TRANSFER FROM: 


ARTICLE 9. Audit Approp 


r iat ion 


Special Town Meeting 12-8-86 










$17 


,500. 


Line 


Item # 139 Unemployment 






Benefits 


19 


,982. 




TOTAL 


$37 


,482. 







Selectman Blomgren explained that 
the union negotiations with the Town 
Hall Clerical Staff had been 
finalized and these were the 
recommended increases. The Board of 
Selectmen and the Finance Committee 
supported the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4 John McCarthy, of 
the Planning Board, moved to dismiss 
this article. 

Kim McKenzie of the Planning Board, 
read the Board's recommendation: 
The Planning Board held a public 
hearing on April 27, 1987 and voted 
(6-1) to withdraw the amended 
aquifer protection map. Kim 
McKenzie explained why the article 
was being withdrawn at this time. 
Scott Prescott spoke against the 
motion to dismiss. The Moderator 
asked for a voice vote, which left 
the chair in doubt. He asked for a 
show of hands. Motion carried to 
dismiss. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
petition the Great and General Court 
to enact legislation in the follow- 
ing form or in such other form as 
may deem appropriate for the 
purposes specified in this Article: 

An Act providing Exemption to the 
Town of Chelmsford pursuant to 
General Law, Chapter 31. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and 
House of Representatives in General 
Court Assembly and by the authority 
of the same, as follows: 

1. The Town of Chelmsford as a 
result of a technical error in the 
certification process but having met 
all the substantive hiring and 
testing requirements of the Depart- 
ment of Personnel Administration, 
shall be exempted from the require- 
ments of General Law, Chapter 31 



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relative to the certification and 
appointment of the following full- 
time police officers retroactive to 
the date of permanent full-time 
appointments, 





Effective 


Date 


Name 


of Appoin 


tment 


Peter C. McGeown 


July 7, 


1983 


James F. Murphy 


July 8, 


1983 


Brian F. Mullen 


July 10, 


1983 


Paul E. Cooper 


July 11, 


1983 


Paul Richardson 


April 1, 


1985 


Francis Teehan 


April 2, 


1985 


Alan Cote 


April 3, 


1985 


Scott Ubele 


April 4, 


1985 


Martin Krikorian 


April 6, 


1985 


Debra Metcalf 


April 7, 


1985 


Gail Mullen . 


April 8, 


1985 



Bernard Lynch, Executive Secretary, 
explained the article. The Finance 
Commission recommended the article. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 6 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren, moved that the Town vote 
pursuant to General Law Chapter 82, 
Section 21, that public convenience 
and necessity require that a portion 
of Gail Street as hereinafter 
described shall be portions of said 
streets, and/or Town ways relative 
to said street shall be henceforth 
discontinued and abandoned; said 
street is more particularly de- 
scribed as follows: 

That portion of Gail Street de- 
scribed as parcel A. on a plan 
entitled proposed discontinuous 
parcel "A", Special Town Meeting 
1987, prepared by the Town Engi- 
neer's Office, Town of Chelmsford, 
and incorporated herewith, copies of 
which are on file in said office. 

And I move that the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
for consideration to be determined, 
to convey and transfer all right, 
title and interest, if any held by 
the Town in the above parcel of the 
land located on the discontinued 



portion of said way/road, to the 
abutters of said property; 

Walt Fitzgerald, an abutter to the 
property, explained why he wanted 
the land. The Finance Committee 
recommended the article. The Board 
of Selectmen recommended the 
article. Scott Prescott spoke 
against the Town selling the land. 
He explained that if the traffic 
continues on Turnpike Road then this 
piece could be used to join Jessie 
Road and a traffic pattern could be 
set up. Once given away the Town 
loses all rights etc. and in the 
future might need to purchase land. 
The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote, motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 7 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
transfer and appropriate the sum of 
one $1.00 from the stabilization 
funds for the purpose of the 
designing and reconstruction of 
Fairbanks Road. Providing all the 
construction of the same meets. with 
the requirements of the Board of 
Selectmen and I moved that the Town 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to negotiate and execute 
all necessary and proper contracts 
and agreements hereto. 

Selectman Blomgren explained that 
the figure $1.00 would keep the 
article from being dismissed. In 
the future once all the costs for 
construction etc. are figured, then 
another article will be presented to 
the Town Meeting Body for consider- 
ation. The Finance Committee 
supported the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 8 John McCarthy, of 
the Planning Board, moved that the 
Town vote to dismiss this article. 

Kim McKenzie of the Planning Board 
read the Board's recommendation: 
The Planning Board held a public 
hearing on April 27, 1987 and voted 



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(6-0, with one member abstaining) to 
withdraw this article. Scott 
Prescott spoke against the motion to 
withdraw the article. Kim McKenzie 
explained why the Planning Board 
felt that the article should be 
withdrawn. Due to the fact that 
questions were raised and couldn't 
be answered at the time, it was felt 
that not enough information was 
available and that the article 
should be withdrawn. A discussion 
took place. A number of voters 
spoke in favor of the motion to 
dismiss. Joseph Shanahan explained 
that he attended the hearing and 
nobody from any of the four water 
districts or the Board of Health was 
present. James McBride spoke in 
favor of dismissal, and moved the 
question to stop debate. Motion 
carried, unanimously. A voice vote 
was taken on the article. Motion 
carried. (See the warrant for 
original wording.) 

UNDER ARTICLE 9 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren, moved that the Town vote 
to amend its Traffic Rules and 
Orders, by deleting Section 27. All 
Night Parking Prohibited , substi- 
tuting the following in its place: 

Section 27. Parking Prohibited: 
Snow Emergency 

1. The Board of Selectmen shall have 
the authority to declare a snow 
emergency. 

2. Upon the declaration of a snow 
emergency it shall be unlawful to 
park any vehicle upon any street, 
and all such vehicles shall forth- 
with be removed. 

Selectman Blomgren explained that a 
majority of the Board was in favor 
of this article. A number of voters 
who live in North Chelmsford (where 
this by-law affects the most people) 
spoke in favor of the article. They 
stated that they live in older 
homes, some that are over 100 years 



old, and are built close together, 
therefore there is no room available 
for a driveway or parking area on 
the property. The question was 
raised about emergency vehicles 
being able to pass on the streets. 
It was stated that when the Select- 
men declare a snow emergency then 
the residents are to move their 
vehicles or will be ticketed. The 
Finance Committee recommended the 
article. A discussion followed. 
Warren Bucanan moved the question to 
stop debate, which left the chair in 
doubt, the following tellers came 
forward: 



Margaret Johnson 
Scott Prescott 
John Warren 
Carrie Fenn 



Jocelyn Anthony 
Jane Drury 
Jacob Sartz 



Result of the hand count: Yes 152 
No 13 (110) motion carried to stop 
debate. A voice vote was taken on 
the article, motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 10 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren, moved that the Town vote 
to direct the Board of Selectmen to 
petition the Great and General Court 
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
to enact special legislation 
authorizing a contract or establish- 
ing a Conservation Recreation 
District between the Town of 
Chelmsford and the Town of Carlisle, 
for the operation, administration 
and maintenance of the property 
known as the Lowell Cranberry Bog in 
the Towns of Chelmsford and Carlisle 
said bill, when approved by the 
Legislature and signed into law by 
the Governor to be approved in its 
final form by the voters at an 
Annual or Special Town Meeting in 
order for it to be implemented. 

Judy Hass of the Conservation 
Commission and the Cranberry Bog 
Advisory Committee, explained the 
article. The Finance Committee 
recommended the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 11 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren explained that the Board of 
Selectmen cannot as a majority 
support this article or articles 12, 
13 & 14. He explained the article 
and asked for support of it and 
articles 13 and 14, but to vote to 
dismiss article 12. A discussion 
followed. A number of voters spoke 
for and against the articles. The 
Finance Committee thought the 
articles were going to be dismissed 
and were in favor of dismissal. 
Samuel Poulten spoke in favor of the 
article. He felt that it was time 
for the Town to support the senior 
citizens of the Town, as they have 
supported the children of the Town 
by voting the previous School 
Department's budget. More discus- 
sion followed. Peter Lawlor of the 
Finance Committee questioned the 
quorum. The tellers came forward to 
conduct a count, however the 
question was withdrawn and no count 
was taken. Selectman Emerson moved 
to table articles 11, 12, 13, and 
14. The Finance Committee was in 
favor of the motion. The Moderator 
asked for a voice vote on the motion 
to table the articles, which left 
the chair in doubt. The Moderator 
asked for a show of hands, motion 
carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 15 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
transfer the sum of eighteen 
thousand dollars ($18,000.) from 
Line Item 139 Unemployment Benefits 
due State to Line Item 96 Sewer 
Commission Expense Account. 

Selectman Blomgren explained the 
article. The Finance Committee 
supported the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

Bradford Emerson moved to remove 
articles 11 and 13 from the table. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 



UNDER ARTICLE 11 Discussion took 
place. James Doukszwicz, Town 
Treasurer/Tax Collector explained 
the article. Assessors Diane 
Phillips and James McBride spoke on 
the article. Samuel Poulton moved 
the question. The Moderator asked 
for a voice vote on the motion to 
stop debate, motion carried. He 
then asked for a voice vote on the 
article, motion carried. The 
article reads as follows: 

Selectman Roger Blomgren moved that 
the Town vote to accept the provi- 
sions of General Law Chapter 59 
Section 5, 17 (c), relative to the 
exemption of certain real estate 
from taxation. 

UNDER ARTICLE 13 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
accept the provisions of General Law 
Chapter 59 Section 5, 41 (B), 
relative to the exemption of certain 
real estate from taxation. 

The Finance Committee were in favor 
of the article. The Board of 
Selectmen were against. A discus- 
sion followed. the Moderator asked 
for a voice vote, motion carried. 

Selectman Blomgren moved to adjourn 

the Special Town Meeting. Motion 

carried, unanimously. The meeting 
adjourned at 9:30 P.M. 

UNDER ARTICLE 39 Robert Charpentier, 
of the Recreation Commission, moved 
that the town vote to rescind 
article 35 of the Annual Town 
Meeting of 1984, passed at the 
session held on May 14, 1984. 

The Finance Committee supported the 
article. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. 

UNDER ARTICLE 40 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
transfer and appropriate the sum of 
forty-one thousand five hundred 
ninety-seven dollars and twenty- 



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three cents ($41,597.23) of Article 
1 of the May 16, 1983 Special Town 
Meeting, and transfer and appro- 
priate an additional fifty-five 
thousand dollars ($55,000.) from the 
Stabilization Fund to engage 
engineers, contractors, attorneys, 
architects, and other necessary 
consultants and/or builders, for the 
purpose of preparing, designing and 
construction of a dog pound and the 
preparation of all necessary 
documentation thereto, and I move 
that the Town vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to negotiate and 
execute all necessary and proper 
contracts and agreements thereto. 

Selectman John Emerson explained the 
article. The Board of Selectmen and 
the Finance Committee supported the 
article. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly- 

UNDER ARTICLE 41 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
for consideration to be determined, 
to convey and transfer all right, 
title, and interest, if any held by 
the town, in a certain parcel of 
land on Shore Drive, shown as Lot 
28, Blk 16 Assessors' Plat 45 being 
the premises taken by the Town of 
Chelmsford by an instrument of 
taking, dated June 10, 1975 and 
recorded in Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds in Book 2153, Page 
301 and Book 1674, Page 161. 

Steve Massey a non resident but 
petitioner of the article asked to 
speak. The Moderator asked for a 
voice vote, motion carried. Steve 
Massey explained that he owned the 
abutting parcel and if allowed to 
purchase this land, then he would 
have enough land to be able to build 
a house on the premises. The 
Finance Committee supported the 
article. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. 



UNDER ARTICLE 42 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
for consideration to be determined, 
to convey and transfer all right, 
title, and interest, if any held by 
the town, in certain parcels of land 
on Mallory Street, shown as Lots 20 
and 21 Blk 16 on Assessors' Plat 44; 
Lot 21 being the premises described 
by an instrument, dated January 31, 
1957 and recorded in Middlesex North 
District Registry of Deeds in Book 
1362, Page 378, and Lot 20 being the 
premises described in an instrument 
dated May 31, 1966 and recorded in 
the Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds in Book 1856, Page 
383. 

Don Guidoboni a non resident but 
petitioner of the article asked to 
speak. The Moderator asked for a 
voice vote, motion carried, unani- 
mously. Don Guidoboni explained 
that he also wanted the land in 
order to build on it. The Finance 
Committee supported the article. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 43 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
for consideration to be determined, 
to convey and transfer all right, 
title and interest, if any held by 
the town, in a certain parcel of 
land on Billerica Road, shown as 
Lots 39A and 42B, Blk 36 on Asses- 
sors' Plat 129 and being the 
premises taken by the Town of 
Chelmsford by an instrument of 
taking, dated June 15, 1984 and 
recorded in Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds in Book 2854, Page 
194. 

Craig Dickenson abutter to the land, 
explained why he wanted the land. 
The Finance Committee supported the 
article. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 44 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
for consideration to be determined, 
to convey and transfer all right, 
title, and interest, if any held by 
the town, in a certain parcel of 
land on Fifth Avenue, shown as lot 
58, Blk 22 on Assessors* Plat 66 and 
being the premises taken by the Town 
of Chelmsford by an instrument of 
taking, dated June 10, 1975 and 
recorded in Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds in Book 2153, Page 
302. 

Mr. Treadeau explained why he wanted 
to purchase the land. The Finance 
Committee supported the article. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 45 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
for consideration to be determined, 
with said consideration being set by 
bid or auction of said property 
hereinafter described to convey and 
transfer all right, title, and 
interest, if any held by the town, 
in a certain parcel of land on North 
Road, shown as Lot 43, Blk 10 on 
Assessors' Plat 20 and being the 
premises taken by the Town of 
Chelmsford by an instrument of 
taking, dated December 23, 1985 and 
recorded in Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds in Book 3322, Page 
164. 

The Board of Selectmen and the 
Finance Committee supported the 
article. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. 

UNDER ARTICLE 46 Attorney Joseph 
Shanahan, represented the Quinn 
Family and stated this article and 
the next article were of an interest 
to them. He explained that the 
Quinn Family wanted to swap the land 
in this article with the land in the 
next article. The land in this 
article was 23 scattered town owned 



parcels around the Freeman Lake 
area. The land in article 47 could 
not be built on as it was too wet. 
It would be good for conservation 
purposes. Selectman Emerson moved 
to amend the article by deleting 
Plat 66, Lot 62 and Plat 66, Lot 63. 
The Town didn't want these parcels 
to be included in the swap. A 
discussion followed. The Finance 
Committee supported the motion to 
amend. Motion carried, unanimously. 
More discussion took place. Due to 
other people interested in the 
parcels, Selectman Blomgren moved to 
amend the wording of the article by 
adding after "for consideration to 
be determined" the words "with said 
consideration being set by bid or 
auction on each individual lot". 
Motion carried. Selectman Blomgren 
moved to delete Plat 66 Lot 68 from 
the article. Roland Daigle ex- 
plained that he owned the land, not 
the town. The Finance Committee 
recommended the motion to amend. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 
Richard Codling moved to amend the 
wording of the article instead of 
parcels of land located on Crystal 
Lake it should read Freeman Lake. 
The Finance Committee recommended 
the motion to amend. Motion 
carried, unanimously. More discus- 
sion took place. A question was 
raised concerning the lot numbers. 
Town Treasurer, James Doukszewicz 
explained that through the years 
when transactions take place and new 
plats are drawn up that the lot 
numbers do change. The only way a 
person can be sure of the actual lot 
number on a piece of property is to 
search the deed back. The Moderator 
asked for a voice vote on the 
article as amended. Motion carried, 
unanimously. The article reads as 
follows : 

Selectman Roger Blomgren moved that 
the Town vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen, for consideration to 
be determined, with said consider- 
ation being set by bid or auction on 



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each individual lot to convey and 
transfer all right, title, and 
interest, if any held by the town, 
in the following parcels of land 
located in the Freeman Lake Area of 
the Town of Chelmsford, shown as the 
following lots: 

Plat 62, Lot 13 containing approxi- 
mately 4,020 square feet 
Plat 62, Lot 15 containing approxi- 
mately 3,34 square feet 
Plat 62, Lot 16 containing approxi- 
mately 6,400 squarle feet 
Plat 63, Lot 1 containing approxi- 
mately 3,200 square feet 
Plat 63, Lot 2 containing approxi- 
mately 3,702 square feet 
Plat 65, Lot 1 containing approxi- 
mately 1,510 square feet 
Plat 65, Lot 5 containing approxi- 
mately 3,200 square feet 
Plat 65, Lot 10 containing approxi- 
mately 3,200 square feet 
Plat 66, Lot 49 containing approxi- 
mately 3,240 square feet 
Plat 66, Lot 66 containing approxi- 
mately 3,240 square feet 
Plat 67, Lot 12 containing approxi- 
mately 4,860 square feet 
Plat 67, Lot 23 containing approxi- 
mately 1,650 square feet 
Plat 67, Lot 24 containing approxi- 
mately 1,650 square feet 
Plat 67, Lot 31 containing approxi- 
mately 3,300 square feet 
Plat 67, Lot 32 containing approxi- 
mately 6,600 square feet 
Plat 67, Lot 57 containing approxi- 
mately 3,300 square feet 
Plat 67, Lot 58 containing approxi- 
mately 1,650 square feet 
Plat 67, Lot 60 containing approxi- 
mately 3,300 square feet 
Plat 67, Lot 68 containing approxi- 
mately 3,300 square feet 
Plat 67, Lot 69 containing approxi- 
mately 1,650 square feet 



Selectman Blomgren explained that 
now that the previous article states 
that the land will go out to 
auction, there is no need to swap 
this land. The Finance Committee 
recommended the motion to dismiss. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 48 Elizabeth Marshall 
of the Finance Committee, moved that 
the Town vote to instruct the Board 
of Assessors to issue the sum of 
$298,218.00 from Free Cash in the 
Treasury for the reduction of the 
tax rate. 

The Finance Committee recommended 
the article. Motion carried, 
unanimously. 

Seeing that there was no further 
business at hand, the Moderator 
declared the meeting closed sine 
die. The meeting adjourned at 10:45 
P.M. 



Dennis McHugh, Moderator 



Mary E. St. Hilaire, Town Clerk 



UNDER ARTICLE 47 Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved to dismiss this 
article. 



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V7ARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
NOVEMBER 30, 1987 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other 
suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford. 

In the name of the Commonwealth, 
aforesaid, you are hereby requested 
to notify and warn the legal voters 
of said Chelmsford to meet in the 
McCarthy Middle School Gymnasium on 
Monday evening, the thirtieth day of 
November, 1987, at 7:30 p.m., then 
and there to act upon the following 
Articles, Viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer and appropriate 
from available funds the sum of one 
hundred eighty-seven thousand three 
hundred seventeen dollars 
($187,317.00) to the County Retire- 
ment Assessments Line Item 136. 
Expense; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer and appropriate 
from available funds the sum of 
twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) 
to the Medicare Tax (FICA), Line 
Item 138. Expense; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer the sum of two 
thousand two hundred seventy-five 
dollars and sixty-six cents 
($2,275.66) from the Insurance 
Sinking Fund to Line Item 38. 
Liability Insurance in order to 
reimburse the Town of Chelmsford's 
insurance carrier for payments made 
within the deductible provision of 
said liability policy; or act in 
relation thereto. 



ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer and appropriate a 
certain sum of money from the 
unexpended proceeds of the amount 
authorized by Article 10 of the 
Annual Town Meeting of 1985 and 
Article 43 of the Annual Town 
Meeting of 1984, for the following 
purposes : 

1. Purchase of a New Fire Alarm 
Truck. 

2. Construct addition to West Fire 
Station for Housing of Ambu- 
lance Service work crew. 

3. Allocate additional funds for 
the construction of access road 
from upper level parking lot to 
lower level parking area at the 
Town Office Building. 

or act in relation thereto. 

Capital Planning 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will 
vote as follows: 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
of the Town of Chelmsford, Middlesex 
County, Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts . 

We, the undersigned, being regis- 
tered voters in and of the Town of 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, pursuant 
to M.G.L.A. Chapter 39, Section 10, 
as amended and M.G.L.A. Chapter 40A, 
Section 5 as amended, request that 
the Board of Selectmen call a 
Special Town Meeting and insert in 
the warrant therefor, the following 
amendment to the Zoning Map and 
Zoning By-Laws of the Town of 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 

That the Zoning Map and Zoning By- 
laws be amended as follows: 

"The Zoning Map and accompanying 
ordinance passed, and as most 
recently amended, entitled "Zoning 
By-laws of the Town of Chelmsford" 
is hereby amended by establishing 



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running S 80 33' 40" 577.89' (Five 
Hundred Seventy-Seven and Eight-Nine 



Feet) running in 



pa r al lei 



Commencing at a point being an iron 
pipe located on the Northeasterly 
sideline of Turnpike Road; Thence N 
41 38' 19" W 5.91' (Five and Ninety- 
One One Hundredths Feet) to the 
Point of beginning; said point being 
the southwest corner of the herein 
described parcel of land; thence, N 
41 38' 19" W 436.78 (Four Hundred 
Thirty-Six and Seventy-Eight One 
Hundredths feet) along the right of 
way line of Turnpike Road to a 
point; thence, N 41' 01' 38" W 
45.27' (Forty-Five and Twenty-Seven 
One Hundredths feet along said right 
of way line; thence, N41 48' 28" W 
180.48' (One Hundred Eighty and 
Forty-Eight One Hundredths feet) to 
a point; thence, N 41 03' 27" W 
472.84" (Four Hundred Seventy-Two 
and Eighty-Four One Hundredths Feet) 
along said right of way line to a 
point of being the Northwesterly 
corner of said parcel; thence N 83 
30' 30" E 583.14' (Five Hundred 
Eighty-Three and Fourteen One 
Hundredth Feet) to a point, thence, 
N 88 01' 42" E 328.37' (Three 
Hundred Twenty-eight and thirty- 
seven one hundredths feet) to a 
point being the Northeasterly corner 
of the herein described parcel of 
land; thence, S 11 28' 00" E 46.35 
(Forty-Six and Thirty-Five One 
Hundredths Feet) to a point; thence, 
S 23 15' 12" E 861.67' (Eight 
Hundred Sixty-One and Sixty Seven 
One Hundredths Feet) to a point 
being the Southeasterly corner of 
the herein described parcel; said 
last four courses running in a 5' 
offset parallel distance along the 
land now or formerly of Alexander & 
Alpha Development Corp.; thence 



offset along the land now or 
formerly of Russell to the Point of 
beginning. 

The herein described parcel of land 
containing 16.19 acres whose 
dimensions taken from a plan 
entitled "Plan of land owned by 
Charles Edward & Nancy M. Svenson", 
dated April 1974, prepared by 
Emmons, Fleming & Bienvenu, Inc.; 

or act in relation thereto. 

Petition 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will 
vote to accept the following 
mentioned streets, as laid out by 
the Board of Selectmen and shown by 
their reports duly filed in the 
office of the Town Clerk: 

1. Holmes Street 

2. Perley Street 

3. Worthen Street 

Providing all the construction of 
the same meets with the requirements 
of the Board of Selectmen, and 
subject to the withholding of any 
remaining bonds until such require- 
ments have been met and to see if 
the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to acquire any 
and all temporary and/or permanent 
easements, and any property in fee 
simply, with trees thereon, by 
purchase, eminent domain, or 
otherwise, for the property located 
therein described herewith, for the 
purpose of securing traffic safety 
and road improvements, and to see if 
the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer and appropri- 
ate from available funds, transfer 
and appropriate from the Stabiliza- 
tion Fund, and/or borrow a certain 
sum of money to defray all necessary 
costs, fees and expenses in connec- 
tion with the acquisition of said 



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land and for paying any damages 
which may be awarded as a result of 
any such taking; and to see if the 
Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to negotiate and 
execute all necessary and proper 
contracts and agreements thereto; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will 
vote to accept the following 
mentioned streets, as laid out by 
the Board of Selectmen and shown by 
their reports duly filed in the 
office of the Town Clerk: 

1 . Omega Circle 

Providing all the construction of 
the same meets with the requirements 
of the Board of Selectmen, and 
subject to the withholding of any 
remaining bonds until such require- 
ments have been met and to see if 
the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to acquire any 
and all temporary and/or permanent 
easements, and any property in fee 
simply, with trees thereon, by 
purchase, eminent domain, or 
otherwise, , for the property located 
therein described herewith, for the 
purpose of securing traffic safety 
and road improvements, and to see if 
the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer and appropri- 
ate from available funds, transfer 
and appropriate from the Stabiliza- 
tion Fund, and/or borrow a certain 
sum of money to defray all necessary 
costs, fees and expenses in connec- 
tion with the acquisition of said 
land and for paying any damages 
which may be awarded as a result of 
any such taking; and to see if the 
Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to negotiate and 
execute all necessary and proper 
contracts and agreements thereto; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will 
vote to appropriate a certain sum of 
money in addition to the nine 
million nine hundred fifteen 
thousand dollars ($9,915,000.00) 
appropriated under Articles 30 and 
31 of the warrant for the 1984 
Annual Town Meeting for the Town's 
share of the cost of designing and 
constructing lateral sewers, 
interceptor sewers, pumping sta- 
tions, and force mains to serve the 
Phase IA and IB sewer service areas 
as described in the 1984 "Facility 
Plan for Wastewater Management", 
including North Chelmsford, 
Chelmsford Center, and the Indus- 
trial Area off Billerica Road; for 
reimbursing the City of Lowell for 
Chelmsford's share of the regional 
interceptor sewers and treatment 
facilities; and for paying legal, 
administrative, and pertinent 
expenses related to said design and 
construction costs; to determine 
whether this appropriation shall be 
raised by borrowing or otherwise; or 
to take any other action relative 
thereto. 

Sewer Commission 
Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer and appropriate 
from available funds a certain sum 
of money to the Selectmen's Depart- 
ment, Line Item 2. Expense, for the 
purpose of establishing a Personnel 
Department and/or a Personnel 
Director; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen, for consideration to be 
determined, to convey and transfer 
all right, title, and interest, if 
any held by the Town, in a certain 
parcel of land in Crystal Lake area 
of the Town of Chelmsford, shown as 
Lot 14, Plat 62; or act in relation 
thereto. 



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ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to acquire in fee simple, 
by purchase, by eminent domain or 
otherwise, the property with the 
buildings and trees thereon, the 
property known as the Apple Country 
Club located off Park Road, consist- 
ing of 31.50 acres of land, in 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, for the 
purpose of open space land, and/or 
active and passive recreation areas, 
and to see if the Town will vote to 
raise and appropriate, transfer and 
appropriate from available funds, 
transfer and appropriate from the 
Stabilization Fund, transfer and 
appropriate from revenue sharing 
funds and/or borrow a certain sum of 
money to defray all necessary costs, 
fees and expenses in connection with 
the acquisition of said land and for 
paying any damages which may be 
awarded as the result of any such 
taking, and further to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to negotiate and 
execute all necessary and proper 
contracts, agreements and notices 
thereto; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer and appropriate the 
sum of one thousand three hundred 
dollars ($1,300.00) from Article 8 
of the Special Town Meeting of 
December 8, 1986, to the Town Clerk 
Department. Line Item. 20. Expense; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Town Clerk 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will 
vote to amend the Town of Chelmsford 
General By-laws, Article VII, 
Section I. Regulation of Dogs, as 
follows : 

1. Amend paragraph 5 license fees 
by deleting the same in its entirety 
substituting the following in its 
place : 



5. LICENSE FEES 

The fee for every dog licensed shall 
be: 



Five Dollars ($5.00) for every 
neutered male dog. 

Five Dollars ($5.00) for every 
spayed female dog. 

Five Dollars ($5.00) for every male 
and female dog. 



Determination of licensing eligibil- 
ity, dogs not required to be 
licensed, or refunding license fees, 
shall be determined as set out in 
Section 139. 



The fee for every kennel licenses 
shall be as follows: 

Twenty Dollars ($20.00) for every 
kennel license for 4 dogs or less. 

Forty Dollars ($40.00) for every 
kennel license for over 4 but not 
over 10 dogs. 

Seventy-five Dollars ($75.00) for 
every kennel license for over 10 
dogs but not over 25 dogs. 

All the fees shall be increased by 
Five Dollars ($5.00) on the first 
day of the second month following 
the required licensing period, as 
outlined in Section 3 (a) of this 
By-law, and by an additional Five 
Dollars ($5.00) on the first day of 
each succeeding month. 



In addition to all other sums due 
and owing for any license fee 
hereunder, a person who applies for 
license hereunder shall be obligated 
to pay all prior amount of license 
fees determined to be due and owing 
by the Town Clerk pursuant to this 
By-law, for past periods in which 
said person was obligated to obtain 
license. It shall be a violation of 
this By-law to fail to pay any said 
sum hereunder this remedy shall be 
cumulative. 



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2. Amend paragraph 3. Registration 
and Licenses, by deleting the time 
period of three months wherever the 
same occurs in said paragraph, and 
substituting the time period of six 
months, in its place; 

3. Amend paragraph 11. Damage 
caused by dogs, by adding the 
following paragraph at the end of 
said paragraph. 

The Towns, and the Town's agents, 
servants, employees and/or elected 
officials obligations and liability 
hereunder shall be limited to one 
hundred dollars ($100.00) per 
animal, and five hundred dollars 
($500.00) per residence, per fiscal 
year. This shall not limit the 
Towns remedies and rights to see 
compensation in excess of said 
amount, pursuant to this By-law. 

4. Amend Section 4, Kennel License 
by adding the following paragraph 

(f) at the end of said paragraph. 

(f) All Kennels shall be limited to 
a total of twenty-five (25) dogs to 
be maintained on said premises. It 
shall be a violation of this By-law 
to have any dogs on said premises 
over and above said number. 

or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer and appropriate 
from available funds a certain sum 
of money to the Highway Department, 
Line Item 81. Salary, for the 
purpose of purchasing accumulated 
sick leave; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to acquire any and all 
temporary and/or permanent ease- 
ments, and any property in fee 
simple, with the buildings and trees 



thereon, by purchase, eminent 
domain, or otherwise, for the 
property located in the Town of 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts and 
further described as Parcel "A" as 
shown on a set of plans, entitled 
"Plan of Land Entitled, Eminent 
Domain Takings, Parkhurst/Drum Hill 
Road, dated March 2, 1987, prepared 
by the Town of Chelmsford by James 
Pearson, Town Engineer, copies of 
which are on file in the office of 
the Town Engineer and are incorpo- 
rated herewith, for the purpose of 
securing traffic safety and road 
improvements, and to see if the Town 
will vote to raise and appropriate, 
transfer and appropriate from 
available funds, transfer and 
appropriate from the Stabilization 
Fund, transfer and appropriate 
revenue sharing funds and/or borrow 
a certain sum of money to defray all 
necessary costs, fees and expenses 
in connection with the acquisition 
of said land and for paying any 
damages which may be awarded as the 
result of any such taking; and to 
see if the Town will vote, to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
negotiate and execute all necessary 
and proper contracts and agreements 
thereto; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer a certain sum of 
money from Line Item 120. Expense 
to Line Item 119. Labor-Part-time; 
or act in relation thereto. 



Varney Playground 



ARTICLE 17, 



To 



see if the Town will 
vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer and appropriate from 
available funds a certain sum of 
money for the purpose of implement- 
ing a Traffic Control Division 
within the Police Department; or act 
in relation thereto. 

Police Department 



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ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will 
vote to amend the General By-Laws, 
Article III Section 4. Fees-Town 
Clerk and Treasurer by adding the 
following provision: 

80. For Licenses, registrations, or 
certificates of the head of the Fire 
Department, issued pursuant to 
General Law Chapter 148, Section 13: 

a. $50.00 for each new license 
application, etc. 

b. S25.00 for each renewal 
application, etc. 

or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will 
vote to transfer and appropriate 
from available funds, a certain sum 
of money to the Selectmen's Depart- 
ment, Line Item 2. Expense; or act 
in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will 
vote to remove the use restrictions 
placed on the transfer of the five 
(5) acre parcel of property de- 
scribed in Article 16 of the Special 
Town Meeting of January 27, 1986, 
and substitute the following in its 
place : 

"5 acres of which shall be for the 

exclusive and specific use of 

Elderly Housing and/or Family 

Housing by the Chelmsford Housing 
Authority. " 

and to see if the Town will vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
execute all necessary and proper 
agreements and documents thereto; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will 
vote to raise and appropriate, 
transfer and appropriate from 
available funds, borrow or appropri- 



ate and transfer from the Stabiliza- 
tion Fund, a certain sum of money: 

For the completion of Closure Plan 
for Swain Road Landfill, including 
loaming and seeding; 

Groundwater monitoring and sampling 
as required by the Department of 
Environmental Quality Engineering 
(DEQE); 

Combustible gas monitoring as 
required by DEQE; 

And miscellaneous site work not 
previously anticipated; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Health 



Hereof fail not and make return of 
this Warrant v/ith your doings at the 
time and place of said meeting. 
Given unto our hands this 9th day of 
November, 19 87. 



Roger A. Blomgren, Chairman 

Henrick R. Johnson, Jr., Vice 

Chairman 

Bonita A. Towle, Clerk 

Dennis J. Ready 

John P. Emerson, Jr. 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 
NOVEMBER 12, 19 87 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I 
have notified and warned the 
Inhabitants of the Town of 
Chelmsford by posting up attested 
copies of same at the following 
places, to wit: The New Town Office 
Building Gym; Harrington Elementary 
School Gymnasium; Harrington 
Elementary School Gymnasium; 
Westlands School Cafeteria; Byam 
School Cafeteria; Westlands School 



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Cafeteria; Harrington Elementary 
School Gymnasium; McCarthy Middle 
School Small Gymnasium; South Row 
School Cafeteria; South Row School 
Cafeteria; Westlands School Cafeter- 
ia; McCarthy Middle School, Small 
Gymnasium fourteen days at least 
before the time appointed for 
holding the meeting aforesaid. 



William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 



A True Copy Attest: William E. 
Spence, Constable of Chelmsford 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
NOVEMBER 30, 1987 

The Special Town Meeting was called 
to order at 7:30 P.M. at the 
McCarthy Middle School Gymnasium. 
The Moderator Dennis McHugh 
recognized the presence of a quorum. 
Town Council James Harrington moved 
to adjourn the Special Town Meeting 
to the Auditorium until 7:40 P.M. 
which had been set up for the 
Special Meeting. Motion carried. 
The meeting reconvened at 7:45 P.M. 
in the Auditorium. There were 471 
voters present. 

The Moderator explained the Town 
Meeting procedure. 

Selectman Roger A. Blomgren moved 
that the reading of the Constable's 
return of service and the posting of 
the warrant be waived. It was so 
voted, unanimously. Selectman Roger 
A. Blomgren moved that the reading 
of the entire warrant be waived. It 
was so voted unanimously. 



Selectman Blomgren moved to allow 
the Executive Secretary, Bernard 
Lynch, who is a non-resident, to 
speak to the Town Meeting body from 
time to time. Motion carried, 
unanimously. Selectman Blomgren 
mentioned that the Board of Select- 
men signed a proclamation for C.H.S. 
Appreciation Day for Saturday 
December 5, 1987. This is to 
acknowledge appreciation to the 
Student Body and Athletes for their 
exceptional performance this year. 
Selectman Blomgren then explained 
that Selectman John P. Emerson, Jr. 
has announced that he would not be 
seeking re-election to the Board of 
Selectmen in April. Due to the fact 
that this would probably be the last 
Town Meeting he would be attending 
in his official capacity, Selectman 
Blomgren wanted to publicly thank 
Selectman Emerson for his four years 
of work and dedication. The Town 
Meeting Body acknowledged both 



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announcements with a round of 
applause. Selectman Blomgren then 
made opening statements concerning 
the present financial status of the 
Town. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
transfer and appropriate from free 
cash the sum of one hundred eight- 
seven thousand three hundred 
seventeen dollar ($187,317.00) to 
the County Retirement Assessments 
Line Item 136. Expense. 

The Board of Selectmen supported the 
article. Dwight Haywood, Chairman 
of the Finance, explained why the 
Committee supported the article. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
transfer from Debt and Interest Line 
Item 148. Interest the sum of 
twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) 
to the Medicare Tax (FICA) , Line 
Item 138. Expense. 

The Board of Selectmen supported the 
article. The Finance Committee 
supported the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
transfer the sum of two thousand two 
hundred seventy-five dollars and 
sixty-six cents ($2,275.66 from the 
Insurance Sinking fund to Line Item 
38. Liability Insurance in order to 
reimburse the Town of Chelmsford's 
insurance carrier for payments made 
within the deductible provision of 
said liability policy. 

The Board of Selectmen supported the 
article. The Finance Committee 
supported the article. Motion 

carried, unanimously. 



UNDER ARTICLE 4. Chairman of the 
Capital Planning Committee, James 
Doukszewicz, moved that the Town 
vote to transfer and appropriate the 
sum of Sixty-Four Thousand Eight 
Hundred Dollars ($64,800.00) from 
the unexpended proceeds of the 
amount authorized by Article 10 of 
the Annual Town Meeting of 1985 and 
the amount of One Thousand Eight 
Hundred and Eighty-Two Dollars and 
Thirty-Nine Cents ($1,882.39) from 
the unexpended proceeds of the 
amount authorized by Article 43 of 
the Annual Town Meeting of 1984, for 
the following purposes: 

1. Purchase of a 
New Fire Alarm 

Truck $35,000.00 

2. Allocate additional 
funds for the 
construction of 
access road from 
upper level parking 
area at the Town 

Office Building $31,682.39 

James Doukszewicz explained the 
article. The money can only be used 
for whatever is stated in the 
article. Plus only the amount of 
money stated is the only amount 
allowed. Bids were done in order to 
arrive at the exact amount listed. 
The Finance Committee supported the 
article. The Board of Selectmen 
also supported the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5. The Moderator, 
Dennis McHugh, explained that he had 
a conflict of interest with this 
article. He represented the 
interested party, therefore he would 
have to step down as Moderator. 
Town Clerk, Mary St. Hilaire, moved 
to nominate Town Counsel James 
Harrington, as Acting Moderator for 
this article. Motion carried, 
unanimously. The Town Clerk then 
swore in the Acting Moderator. 
Selectman John Emerson moved to 



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waive the reading of the complete 
legal description of the land to be 
rezoned. Motion carried, 

unanimously. 

Attorney Joseph Shanahan, repre- 
senting the petitioners, explained 
the article. The neighbors in the 
immediate area wanted to rezone the 
land from IA (Limited Industrial) to 
RM (Multi-Family) this would keep 
the residential neighborhood 
concept. Attorney Shanahan did a 
presentation showing the proposed 
ninety-four condominium units. He 
explained that the condominium 
association would be responsible for 
their own snow plowing and trash 
services . 

Thomas Firth of the Planning Board 
read the Board's recommendation: The 
Planning Board held a Public Hearing 
on November 18, 1987 and voted in 
favor (6 in favor, 1 abstained) of 
the proposal to amend the zoning By- 
laws and zoning map from Industrial 
to Multiple Residence. 

The Acting Moderator asked for any 
questions from the voters. Ques- 
tions were raised concerning loss of 
tax revenue for the Town from the 
Industrial Zone. Would there be any 
low income housing units? Attorney 
Shanahan explained how much the 
units would be paying in property 
taxes, and that the units would 
start at least at $175,000.00, 
therefore there would not be any low 
income units. There will be 
approximately twenty-seven school 
age children. More discussion 
followed. Barry Balan a resident in 
the area asked for support of the 
article. He said that the residents 
in the immediate area wanted the 
change because if industry was 
built, the property and resale value 
would go down on their homes. Barry 
Balan then moved the question to 
stop debate. The Acting Moderator 
attempted for an unanimous voice 
vote which failed. The following 



tellers were called forward to 
conduct a hand count, a 2/3's vote 
is required: 



David M 

Edward 

Barbara 

John Wa 

Jocelyn 

Jean Ho 

Ruth De 

Margare 

Norman 

Sandra 



cLachlan 
Marshall 

Ward 
rren 

Anthony 
rgan 
laney 
t Johnson 
LeBrecque 
Kilburn 



Before conducting the hand count the 
Acting Moderator attempted once more 
a voice vote. Motion carried, 
unanimously. The Acting Moderator 
then attempted a unanimous voice 
vote on the article, which failed. 
The tellers came forward and 
conducted a hand count. Yes: 428 
No: 3 (288 needed) motion carried. 
The article reads as follows: 

Attorney Joseph Shanahan moved that 
the Town vote as follows: To the 
Honorable Board of Selectmen of the 
Town of Chelmsford, Middlesex 
County, Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts . 

We, the undersigned, being regis- 
tered voters in and of the Town of 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, pursuant 
to M.G.L.A. Chapter 39, Section 10, 
as amended, request that the Board 
of Selectmen call a Special Town 
Meeting and insert in the warrant 
therefor, the following amendment to 
the Zoning Map and Zoning By-laws of 
the Town of Chelmsford, 
Massachusetts : 

That the Zoning Map and Zoning By- 
laws be amended as follows: 

"The Zoning Map and accompanying 
ordinance passed, and as most 
recently amended, entitled "Zoning 
By-laws of the Town of Chelmsford" 
is hereby amended by establishing 
new lines and striking out the 



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designation "Limited Industrial" 
(IA) District, as shown on said 
Zoning Map and substituting in place 
thereof new lines and the designa- 
tion "Residential Multi-Family (RM) 
District, insofar as said Zoning Map 
relates to the following described 
premises : 

Commencing at a point being an iron 
pipe located on the Northeasterly 
sideline of Turnpike Road; Thence N 
41° 38' 19" W 5.91' (Five and 
Ninety-One One Hundredths Feet) to 
the Point of beginning; said point 
being the southwest corner of the 
herein described parcel of land; 
thence, N 41° 38' 19" W 436.78 (Four 
Hundred Thirty-Six and Seventy-Eight 
One Hundredths feet) along the right 
of way line of Turnpike Road to a 
point; thence, N 41° 01' 38" W 
45.27' (Forty-Five and Twenty-Seven 
One Hundredths feet along said right 
of way line; thence, N 41° 48' 28" W 
180.48' (One Hundred Eighty and 
Forty-Eight One Hundredths feet) to 
a point; thence, N 41° 03' 27" W 
472.84" (Four Hundred Seventy-Two 
and Eighty-Four One Hundredths Feet) 
along said right of way line to a 
point of being the Northwesterly 
corner of said parcel; thence N 83" 
30' 30" E 583.14* (Five Hundred 
Eighty-Three and Fourteen One 
Hundredth Feet) to a point, thence, 
N 88° 01' 42" E 328.37' (Three 
Hundred Twenty-eight and thirty- 
seven One Hundredths feet) to a 
point being the Northeasterly corner 
of the herein described parcel land; 
thence, S 11° 28' 00" E 46.35 
(Forty-Six and Thirty-Five One 
Hundredths Feet) to a point; thence, 
S 23° 15' 12" E 861.67' (Eight 
Hundred Sixty-One and Sixty Seven 
One Hundredths Feet) to a point 
being the Southeasterly corner of 
the herein described parcel; said 
last four courses running in a 5' 
offset parallel distance along the 
land now or formerly of Alexander & 
Alpha Development Corp.; thence 
running S 8 0° 33' 40" W 577.89' 



(Five Hundred Seventy-Seven and 
Eighty Nine Feet) running in a 5' 
parallel offset along the land now 
or formerly of Russell to the Point 
of beginning. 

The herein described parcel of land 
containing 16.19 acres whose 
dimensions taken from a plan 
entitled "Plan of Land Owned by 
Charles Edward & Nancy M. Svenson", 
Dated April 1974, prepared by 
Emmons, Fleming & Bienvenu, Inc. 

Dennis McHugh returned to his 
position as Moderator, and continued 
the meeting. 

UNDER ARTICLE 6. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
accept the following mentioned 
streets, as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen and shown by their reports 
duly filed in the office of the Town 
Clerk: 

1. Holmes Street 

2. Perley Street 

3. Worthen Street 

Providing all the construction of 
the same meets with the requirements 
of the Board of Selectmen, and 
subject to the withholding of any 
remaining bonds until such require- 
ments have been met and I move that 
the Town vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to acquire any and all 
temporary and/or permanent ease- 
ments, and any property in fee 
simply, with trees thereon, by 
purchase, eminent domain, or 
otherwise, for the property located 
therein described herewith, for the 
purpose of securing traffic safety 
and road improvements, and I move 
that the Town vote to transfer and 
appropriate from Free Cash the 
amount of three dollars ($3.00) to 
defray all necessary cost, fees and 
expenses in connection with the 
acquisition of said land for paying 
any damages which may be awarded as 
a result of any such taking; and I 



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move that the Town vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to negotiate 
and execute all necessary and proper 
contracts and agreements thereto. 

Selectman Blomgren explained that 
these streets are involved in the 
present sewer project, and must be 
officially accepted so that the work 
can be completed. The Board of 
Selectmen support the article. The 
Finance Committee is in favor. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 7. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the vote to 
dismiss this article. 

Selectman Blomgren explained the 
reason for the dismissal. The 
Finance Committee supports the 
motion. Motion carried, 

unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 8. Chairman of the 
Sewer Commission, John Emerson, 
explained the article. He stated 
"this is for bonding purposes, and 3 
million of the cost will be borne by 
the industrial district and not by 
the Town." He asked the Moderator 
for permission to have Weston and 
Sampson, the engineering firm 
conducting the project, to speak to 
the body if need be. Motion carried 
unanimously. Before having Weston 
and Sampson answer any questions, he 
asked the Town Treasurer to explain 
the bonding process. Treasurer 
James Doukszewicz came forward and 
spoke about the article. The 
Finance Committee supported the 
article. The Moderator asked if 
there were any further questions, 
hearing none he asked for a voice 
vote on the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. It reads as 
follows : 

Chairman of the Sewer Commission, 
John Emerson, moved that the Town 
vote to appropriate the amount of 
three million nine hundred thousand 
dollars ($3,900,000.00) in addition 



to the nine million nine hundred 
fifteen thousand dollars 
($9,915,000.00) appropriated under 
Articles 30 and 31 of the warrant 
for the 1984 Annual Town Meeting for 
the Town's share of the cost of 
designing and constructing lateral 
sewers, interceptor sewers, pumping 
stations, and force mains to serve 
the Phase IA and IB sewer service 
areas as described in the 1984 
"Facility Plan for Wastewater 
Management", including North 
Chelmsford, Chelmsford Center, and 
the Industrial Area off Billerica 
Road, for reimbursing the City of 
Lowell for Chelmsford's share of the 
regional interceptor sewers and 
treatment facilities; and for paying 
legal, administrative, and pertinent 
expenses related to said design and 
construction costs; and I move that 
to meet this appropriation the 
Treasurer with the approval of the 
Board of Selectmen is authorized to 
borrow 3.9 million dollars under 
General Law Chapter 44, Section 8 
(15) and all other applicable 
Massachusetts General Laws, and, 
that the Sewer Commission is 
authorized to apply for, accept and 
expend any federal or state aid 
available for the project, and that 
betterment shall be assessed based 
on Sewer units in conjunction with 
lateral sewer construction and that 
the provisions of General Lav/ 
Chapter 80, Section 13B are accepted 
as they pertain to this project. 

UNDER ARTICLE 9. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
transfer and appropriate from Free 
Cash the sum of fourteen thousand 
four hundred four do 11 a r s 
($14,400.00) to the Selectmen's 
Department, as follows: 



Line Item 1. 
Line Item 2. 



Salary 
Expense 



$9,104.00 
$5,300.00 



for the purpose of establishing a 
Personnel Department and/or Person- 
nel Director. 



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Executive Secretary Bernard Lynch 
explained the article. He said that 
the Town received a $50,000.00 grant 
to be used over the next three years 
starting with this fiscal year. 
This figure represents 75% of the 
entire Director's salary, the rest 
will come from the Town. This 
person will carry out the personnel 
functions presently being handled by 
the Town Treasurer and Accounting 
Department. The Personnel Director 
will assist the Selectmen, Executive 
Secretary and Personnel Board in 
performing their legal duties. The 
Director will be appointed by the 
Board of Selectmen and report to the 
Executive Secretary. A discussion 
followed. Voters spoke for and 
against the motion. Jean Rook moved 
the question to stop debate. Motion 
carried, unanimously. The Moderator 
attempted a unanimous voice vote, 
which failed. The tellers were 
called forward and conducted a hand 
count. Result of the count Yes: 
190 No: 93 (190 equals 2/3's vote 
required) motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 10. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen, 
for consideration to be determined, 
to convey and transfer all right, 
title, and interest, if any held by 
the Town, in a certain parcel of 
land in Crystal Lake area of the 
Town of Chelmsford, shown as Lot 14, 
Plat 62. 

The Finance Committee supported the 
article. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. 

UNDER ARTICLE 11. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren, moved to dismiss this 
article. The Finance Committee 
supported the motion to dismiss. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 



UNDER ARTICLE 12. Town Clerk Mary 
E. St. Hilaire, moved that the Town 
vote to transfer and appropriate the 
sum of one thousand three hundred 
dollars ($1,300.00) from Article 8 
of the Special Town Meeting of 
December 8, 1986 to the Town Clerk 
Department. Line Item 20. Expense. 

Executive Secretary Bernard Lynch, 
explained that one year ago the Town 
appropriated $6,500.00 to prepare a 
new zoning By-law book. The money 
mentioned in this article is the 
money left over from $6,500.00 and 
is to be used to up-date the present 
traffic rules and regulations of the 
Town. The Finance Committee 
supports the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 13. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren explained the article. The 
State law has changed, a dog must be 
licensed at six months of age 
instead of three months. The Town 
is increasing the kennel fee and 
limiting the total number of dogs 
allowed in a kennel, not to exceed 
twenty-five dogs. Also, the wording 
is strengthened concerning past due 
licenses and liability. The Board 
of Selectmen and the Finance 
Committee supported the article. 
The Moderator asked for a voice 
vote, motion carried unanimously. 
The article reads as follows: 

Selectman Roger Blomgren moved that 
the Town vote to amend the Town of 
Chelmsford General By-laws, Article 
VII, Section I. Regulation of Dogs, 
as follows: 

1. Amend paragraph 5 license fees 
by deleting the same in its entirety 
substituting the following in its 
place: 

5. LICENSE FEES 



The fee for every dog licenses shall 
be: 



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Five Dollars ($5.00) for every 
neutered male dog. 

Five Dollars ($5.00) for every 
spayed female dog. 

Five Dollars ($5.00) for every male 
and female dog. 



Determination of licensing eligibil- 
ity, dogs not required to be 
licenses, or refunding license fees, 
shall be determined as set out in 
Section 139. 



The fee for every kennel license 
shall be as follows: 

Twenty Dollars ($20.00) for every 
kennel license for four dogs or 
less. 

Forty Dollars ($40.00) for every 
kennel license for over four but not 
over ten dogs. 

Seventy-Five Dollars ($75.00) for 
every kennel license for over ten 
dogs but not over 25 dogs. 

All the fees shall be increased by 
Five Dollars ($5.00) on the first 
day of the second month following 
the required licensing period, as 
outlined in Section 3 (a) of this 
By-law, and by an additional Five 
Dollars ($5.00) on the first day of 
each succeeding month. 

In addition to all other sums due 
and owing for any license fee 
hereunder, a person who applies for 
license hereunder shall be obligated 
to pay all prior amount of license 
fees determined to be due and owing 
by the Town Clerk pursuant to this 
By-law, for past periods in which 
said person was obligated to obtain 
license. It shall be a violation of 
this By-law to fail to pay any said 
sum due hereunder this remedy shall 
be cumulative. 



2. Amend paragraph 3. Registration 
and Licenses, by deleting the time 
period of three months wherever the 
same occurs in said paragraph, and 
substituting the time period of six 
months, in its place; 

3. Amend paragraph 11. Damage 
caused by Dogs, by adding the 
following paragraph at the end of 
said paragraph. 

The Towns, and the Towns agents, 
servants, employees and/or elected 
officials obligations and liability 
hereunder shall be limited to one 
hundred dollars ($100.00) per 
animal, and five hundred ($500.00) 
per residence, per fiscal year. 
This shall not limit the Town's 
remedies and rights to seek compen- 
sation in excess of said amount, 
pursuant to this By-law. 

4. Amend Section 4, Kennel License 
by adding the following paragraph 
(f) at the end of said paragraph. 

(f) All kennels shall be limited to 
a total of twenty-five (25) dogs to 
be maintained on said premises. It 
shall be a violation of this By-law 
to have any dogs on said premises 
over and above said number. 

UNDER ARTICLE 14. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren, moved that the Town vote 
to transfer from Debt and Interest 
Line Item 148. Interest the sum of 
nine thousand four hundred sixty-six 
dollars to the Highway Department, 
Line Item 81. Salary, for the 
purpose of purchasing accumulated 
sick leave. 

Selectman Blomgren explained the 
article. The Finance Committee 
supported the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 15. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
acquire any and all temporary and/or 
permanent easements, and any 
property in fee simple, with the 
buildings and trees thereon, by 
purchase, eminent domain, or 
otherwise for the property located 
in the Town of Chelmsford 
Massachusetts and further described 
as Parcel "A" as shown on a set of 
plans, entitled "Plan of Land 
Entitled, Eminent Domain Takings, 
Parkhurst/Drum Hill Road, dated 
March 2, 1987, prepared by the Town 
of Chelmsford by James Pearson, Town 
Engineer, copies of which are on 
file in the office of the Town 
Engineer and are incorporated 
therewith, for the purpose of 
securing traffic safety and road 
improvements, and I move that the 
Town vote to transfer and appropri- 
ate from Free Cash the sum of five 
thousand dollars ($5,000.00) to 
defray all necessary cost, fees and 
expenses in connection with the 
acquisition of said land and for 
paying any damages which may be 
awarded as the result of any such 
taking; and I move that the Town 
vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to negotiate and execute 
all necessary and proper contracts 
and agreements thereto. 

The Board of Selectmen and the 
Finance Committee support the 
article. Motion carried, unanimous- 
ly. 

UNDER ARTICLE 16. Chairman of the 
Varney Playground, Harry Ayotte, 
moved that the Town vote to transfer 
the sum of five hundred dollars 
($500.00) from Line Item 120. 
Expense to Line Item 119. Labor- 
Part-time. 

Chairman of the Finance Committee, 
Dwight Kayward, explained that this 
was 1 basically a housekeeping 
article. The Finance Committee 



supported the article, 
carried, unanimously. 



Motion 



UNDER ARTICLE 17. Chief of Police, 
Raymond McKeon, moved that the Town 
vote to transfer and appropriate 
from Free Cash the sum of one 
hundred four thousand three hundred 
twenty-seven dollars ($104,327.00) 
for the purpose of implementing a 
Traffic Control Division within the 
Police Department. 

Chief McKeon explained the article. 
This is for only a six month trial 
basis. This is the overtime figure 
needed for three men to cover the 
shift that three men will leave in 
order to make up the division. He 
asked the Town Meeting Body for 
their support of the article. The 
Finance Committee didn't feel that 
the need is justified at this time, 
and did not support the article. A 
lengthy discussion followed. The 
Board of Selectmen felt that the 
Town had a strong traffic problem 
and felt that the request was 
justified. The Moderator attempted 
a voice vote which failed. The 
tellers came forward and conducted a 
hand count. Yes: 162 No: 48 (140 
needed for 2/3's) motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 18. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren, moved that the Town vote 
to amend the General By-laws, 
Article III Section 4. Fee-Town 
Clerk and Treasurer by adding the 
following provision: 

80. For Licenses, registrations, or 
certificates of the head of the Fire 
Department, issued pursuant to 
General Law Chapter 148, Section 13: 

a. $50.00 for each new license 
application, etc. 

b. $25.00 for each renewal applica- 
tion, etc. 



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The Selectmen were in favor of this 
article. It was explained that this 
concerns the underground gas storage 
licenses and renewals. The Finance 
Committee supported the article. 
Motion carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 19. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved to dismiss this 
article. The Finance Committee was 
in favor of the dismissal. Motion 
carried unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 20. Selectman Roger 
Blomgren moved that the Town vote to 
remove the use restrictions placed 
on the transfer of the five (5) acre 
parcel of property described in 
Article 16 of the Special Town 
Meeting of January 27, 1986, and 
substitute the following in its 
place: 

"5 acres of which shall be for the 
exclusive and specific use of 
Elderly Housing and/or Family by the 
Chelmsford Housing Authority" 

and moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
execute all necessary and proper 
agreements and documents thereto. 

Housing Authority Chairman, Ruth 
Delaney, explained the article. Due 
to peat being located at the North 
School site, there would be an 
additional cost of $40,000.00 needed 
to drive the pillings into the 
ground. This money is not available 
in the allotted funding from the 
State. In the future, the Housing 
Authority will apply for Chapter 689 
funds to develop handicapped housing 
on this site. At that time they 
will be aware of the need for 
additional funding for the problem. 
Irene Ceteruk questioned how many 
family units would be on this site. 
Due to the problem only three out of 
four units will be developed. The 
Housing Authority will convert an 
elderly condominium unit into a 
family unit which will be the fourth 



unit. The Finance Committee 
supported the article. Motion 
carried, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 21. Chairman of the 
Board Health, Paul McCarthy, moved 
that the Town vote to transfer and 
appropriate, from the unexpended 
proceeds of the amount authorized by 
Article 10 of the Annual Town 
Meeting of 1985 the sum of fifty 
thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for 
the Landfill, including loaming and 
seeding. 

The Finance Committee recommended 
the article. Motion carried, 
unanimously. 

Due to no further business being at 
hand, the Moderator declared the 
meeting adjourned. Motion carried, 
unanimously. The meeting adjourned 
at 10:40 P.M. 



Dennis E. McHugh, Moderator 
Mary E. St. Hilaire, Town Clerk 



ELECTED TOWN OFFICIALS 



ELECTED OFFICIALS 

MODERATOR 
Dennis E. McHugh 
Term Expires 1990 

TOWN CLERK 
Mary St. Hilaire 
Term Expires 1990 



BOARD OF ASSESSORS Elected 3 YR Term 

Diane M. Phillips 

Ruth K. Delaney 

Joseph B. Shanahan, Sr. (appointed) 

James H. McBride (resigned) 

CEMETERY COMMISSION Elected 3 YR Term 

Charlotte DeWolf 

Gerald Hardy 

Dr. Everett V. Olsen 

Cemetery Supt: Frank R. Peterson 



CONSTABLE 
William E. 



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Spence 



BOARD OF HEALTH Elected 3 YR Term 
Mark W. Gauthier 
Paul Canniff 
Paul E. McCarthy 
Director: Richard J. Day 



CHELMSFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY 

Lynn M. Marcella 

William P. Keohane 

Ruth K. Delaney 

Robert L. Hughes 

Pamela Turnbull 

Director: Lisa Royce 

LIBRARY TRUSTEES Elected 3 YR Term 

Elizabeth A. McCarthy 

Lorraine Lambert 

Janet B. Hendl 

Brenda M. McDermott 

Susan G. Cantin 

Mark Gauthier 



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PARK COMMISSIONERS Elected 3 YR Term 

Mary P. Bennett 

Eileen Duffy 

Robert L. Wetmore 

Park Supt: Donald P. Gray 

PLANNING BOARD Elected 3 YR Term 

Eugene E. Gilet 

Thomas E. Firth, Jr. 

Ann H. McCarthy 

John F. McCarthy 

Rosalind M. Boyle 

Kim J. McKenzie 

James P. Good (appointed) 

Charles A. Parlee (resigned) 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE Elected 3 YR Term 

Samuel Poulten 

Carol W. Merriam 

Carl A. Olsson 

James Brough 

Nicholas G. Gavriel 



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SELECTMEN Elected 3 YR Term 

Roger A. Blomgren 

Dennis J. Ready 

Henrick R. Johnson, Jr. 

Bonita A. Towle 

John P. Emerson, Jr. 

Executive Secretary: Bernard Lynch 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS Elected 3 YR Term 

Jean R. Organ 

John P. Emerson, Jr. 

Barry B. Balan 

TOWN TREASURER/TAX COLLECTOR 
James R. Doukszewicz 



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TREE WARDEN Elected 3 YR Terra 1990 

Frank Wojtas 



VARNEY PLAYGROUND COMMISSION 
Bernard Battle 
Norbert J. McHale 
Harry J. Ayotte 



Elec ATM Vote 3 YR Term 
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FINANCE COMMITTEE Appointed by Moderator 

Peter V. Lawlor, 

Dwight M. Hayward 

Myra Silver 

Cheryl Boss 

Donald Elias 

William Lpgan 

Stephen A. Cain 

Elizabeth Marshall (resigned) 

George Nelson (resigned) 



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BOARD OF ASSESSORS 



Ruth K. Delaney, M.A.A. , Chairman 

Diane M. Phillips, M.A.A. 

James H. McBride 

Nancy L. Maher, Assistant to the Assessors 

Personnel 

Evelyn Philbrook, Principal Clerk 
Marie Ronan, Principal Clerk 
Elaine McBride, Senior Clerk 
Elaine Meyers, Part-time Clerk 

This year the wish for an in-house computer became an actuality. 
At years end we installed the hardware. We hope to have every- 
thing up and running in a few months. 

The Board of Selectmen voted to classify property values again 
this year. The residential tax rate is $15.29, all the other 
values, commercial, industrial and personal property have a tax 
rate of $16.34. 

The 1989 tax rate will reflect recertif ication values (market 
value) based on a three year sales analysis of properties in 
Chelmsford. The new values must be approved by the Department of 
Revenue in Boston. 

The Board of Assessors wishes to extend best wishes to Assessor 
Jim McBride who resigned as of December 31, 1987. Jim had been 
an Assessor since July 20, 1982. 

Respectfully submitted: 

Diane M. Phillips, M.A.A. 
Board of Assessors 



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HEALTH DEPARTMENT 



Board of Health Members: 

Paul McCarthy, Chairman 

Dr. Paul Canniff, Vice Chairman 

Mark Gauthier, Clerk 

Health Department Personnel: 

Richard J. Day, Director of Public 

Health 
John P. Emerson, Jr., Health 

Inspector/Asst . 
Diana L. Wright, Departmental 

Assistant 
Judith Dunigan, Town Nurse 
Michael Dean, M.D., Town Physician 

Septage and Wastewater Abatement 
Program 

In 1987 the Septage and Wastewater 
Abatement Program continued its 
effort to clean up our waterways. 
The Board of Health has continued to 
run its dye testing and water 
sampling program and positive 
results are being seen. Numerous 
tests have been performed by the 
Board of Health along with the 
issuance of one hundred thirty 
septic system permits for repairs 
and eighty five septic system 
permits for new construction with an 
increasing percentage of commercial, 
industrial and condominium build- 
ings. The Board has instituted new 
regulations this year to more 
specifically address protection of 
water quality in town. 

Administration and Management 

Income for various services and 
permits is listed below: 



Percolation Tests 98 


$ 2,450. 


Deep Hole Tests 447 


11,175. 


Sewage Repair Permits 




130 


1,950. 


Sewage Construction Permits 


85 


4,290. 


Miscellaneous License 




& Fees 


7,015. 



Complaint and Inspectional Services 

During 1987 four inspections were 
made at day care centers; fifty- 
eight inspections were made for 
Chapter II Housing, ten school 
inspections; two hundred fifty-four 
complaints received and checked; 
seven Camp Paul inspections; twenty- 
six bathing beaches inspections; two 
International Certificates of 
Vaccination; restaurant and retail 
food store inspections; one hundred 
six establishments in town inspected 
twice a year. 

Hazardous Waste and Industrial 
Wastewater 

The Board of Health, because of new 
local and state laws and public 
awareness in the areas of hazardous 
waste disposal, has been called upon 
to coordinate all phases of hazard- 
ous waste activities. 

Richard J. Day (Director of Public 
Health) was reappointed by the Board 
of Selectmen as the town's Hazardous 
Waste Coordinator and Municipal 
Coordinator to enforce the "Right- 
to-Know" law for this town. The 
position encompasses actions between 
the State, Federal agencies, 
business community and general 
public. 

Household Hazardous Waste Day 

Hazardous waste and industrial 
wastewater has opened up a whole new 
area to be monitored. A continuing 
number of incidents have required a 
cooperative effort between the town 
and DEQE officials. It is the goal 
of the Board of Health, along with 
other town departments, to keep 
abreast of all current changes and 
updates in the handling and disposal 
of all toxic wastes and to supersede 
any State and Federal standards 
where it would best serve to protect 
this community and its precious 



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water supplies. With this in mind, 
the Board of Health held its annual 
Household Hazardous Waste Day on 
October 24, 1987. It was a great 
success, removing twenty-four 
barrels of hazardous waste, 1,000 
gallons of waste oil and three dozen 
batteries from the town. 

No Smoking Regulations in Restau- 
rants 

The Board of Health put into effect 
regulations establishing designated 
smoking and non-smoking areas in all 
restaurants in town with a seating 
capacity of forty or more. This new 
program will continue to address the 
interior air quality issues which 
impact our health and well being. 

Communicable Disease Program 

The Massachusetts Department of 
Public Health mandates that an 
epidemiological investigation be 
undertaken on approximately forty- 
eight communicable diseases. When a 
communicable disease is reported to 
the Health Department by a physician 
or hospital, the nurse contacts the 
person involved to ascertain if a 
probable source of the infection can 
be determined. Concerns in relation 
to communicability of the disease 
are discussed and, as is the case in 
some communicable diseases, food 
handlers or family members are 
removed from their jobs during the 
period of communicability. The 
follow-up report is submitted to the 
Massachusetts Department of Public 
Health. Reports on the following 
diseases were completed during 1987: 



Hepatitis B 




2 


Salmonella 




10 


Campylobacter Enteritis 




5 


Giardiasis 




3 


Bacterial Meningitis 




2 


Yersiniosis 




1 


Active Tuberculosis 




1 


Tuberculosis Control Program* 


41 


* Referrals received from 


the 


Lowell 


Chest Clinic and Middlesex 


Community 


Hospital TB Clinic. 







The testing of persons exposed to 
tuberculosis and those persons whose 
employment require certification of 
freedom from that disease is another 
responsibility of the Town Nurse. 
One hundred ninety-six mantoux (TB) 
tests were given to town residents 
for pre-employment and to household 
contacts of active cases in compli- 
ance with the Massachusetts Depart- 
ment of Public Health regulations. 
Persons with positive tests results 
are referred to the Lowell Chest 
Clinic for follow-up. Home visits 
and telephone calls are made to 
families of active and some inactive 
tuberculosis cases on a periodic 
basis to insure understanding of 
illness and that adequate medical 
follow-up is achieved. Numerous 
medical records are kept and updated 
on residents who have a positive 
(TB) mantoux test and are receiving 
medication pr ophy lac t i cal ly and 
being followed radiologically at the 
Lowell Chest Clinic. 



AIDS and venereal disease are 
reported by the physician directly 
to the State Department of Public 
Health to maintain patient confiden- 
tiality. 



Maternal/Child Health - High Risk 
Infant Identification Program 

Telephone correspondence is made to 
the parents of premature or high 
risk infants. Home visits are made 
by the nurse when deemed necessary 
to assist the mother and/or assess 
the development of the premature 
infant. Other home visits are made 
by physician referral. These 
follow-ups are not only made for 
health supervision, but for edu- 
cation and referrals when indicated. 
Three high risk infants were 
reported in 1987. 

Immunization Program 

The Board of Health and Council on 
Aging sponsored two flu clinics this 
year. The vaccine was offered to 
the elderly and all others with 
chronic illness regardless of age, 
as recommended by the Massachusetts 
Department of Public Health. 
Seventy-nine persons were immunized 
with pneumonia vaccine and eight 
hundred eighteen persons were 
immunized with flu vaccine at 
clinics. An additional one hundred 
ninety dos'es were given to nursing 
homes, thirty doses to school 
nurses for staff and twenty-six home 
visits were made to handicapped or 
house-bound residents. A total of 
one thousand eight-two doses of flu 
vaccine were administered in town, 
provided free by the Massachusetts 
Department of Public Health. 

Several immunizations were adminis- 
tered to update students records in 
compliance with the Massachusetts 
School Immunizations Laws. 

Hypertension Screening Program 

Blood pressure screenings for 
residents are held the first 
Thursday of every month from 9:00 to 
12:00 at the Board of Health, Town 
Offices . 



Diabetic Screening Program 

The Health Department has an Ames 
Glucometer for the purpose of 
conducting blood sugar screenings. 
The procedure takes a short time, 
involves a small sample of blood by 
finger prick method, and can be done 
either fasting or two hours after 
meals. Residents may call the 
Health Department office and make an 
appointment with the nurse at 250- 
1158. 

Cholesterol Screening Program 

Cholesterol screenings were offered 
to residents three times during the 
year. A nominal fee was charged and 
the dates were announced in the 
newspapers several weeks prior to 
the screening. These screenings 
will be offered again this year. 

Lead Paint Screening Program 

The Health Department offers free 
lead paint testing of children 
between ages nine months and six 
years. The procedure takes a short 
time and involves a small sample of 
blood by finger prick method. The 
blood sample is then sent to the 
state lab for testing. We will 
forward the results to your physi- 
cian. Residents may call the Health 
Department at 250-1158 and make an 
appointment with the nurse. 

Health Fair 

The town's fourth Health Fair will 
be held on Saturday, April 9, 1988 
from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the 
McCarthy Middle School, North Road. 
This will be held in conjunction 
with the Westford Health Department 
and be open to both Chelmsford and 
Westford residents. Free screenings 
to be offered include: blood 
pressure, height, weight, vision, 
glaucoma, blood sugar, blood 
chemistry to include a cardiac risk 
profile plus many more. Details 
will be announced in the newspapers. 



HOUSING AUTHORITY 



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INTRODUCTION 

The Chelmsford Housing Authority 
Board of Commissioners worked 
diligently over the past year to 
develop long range goals and new 
housing programs compatible with the 
existing needs of the community. As 
policy makers of the Agency, the 
Commissioners developed several 
rental assistance programs, imple- 
mented a modernization program at 
Chelmsford Arms, applied for and 
were awarded funds for the construc- 
tion of elderly and family housing. 
Additionally, the Commissioners were 
instrumental in the development of 
180 units of new mixed income rental 
housing. The determinations and 
effectiveness of the Commissioners 
were officially recognized in the 
form of an award from the Executive 
Office of Communities and Develop- 
ment . 

During the course of the year the 
Commissioners and staff also 
instituted and implemented programs 
to insure the continued upgrading of 
the existing housing units and 
increased the efficiency of the day 
to day administrative functions. 
The Commissioners and staff con- 
ducted maintenance inspections of 
existing units, upgraded communi- 
cations systems and explored the 
feasibility of computerization. Due 
to a substantial increase in the 
work load, a new part-time adminis- 
trative position was created. 

ADMINISTRATION 

The Authority's program expansion 
engendered a significant increase in 
work load for the administration 
staff. The acquisition of new 
programs and the increased work load 
prompted the Board of Commissioners 
to. create a new part-time position 
of Junior Clerk. Recent awards from 
the Executive Office of Communities 
and Development will provide the 
funding for the new position. 



The Administration staff continues 
to receive training. Workshops and 
seminars sponsored by the Executive 
Office of Communities and Develop- 
ment, MASS NAHRO, Section 8 Adminis- 
tration Association, and the North 
Shore Executive Directors Associ- 
ation were the major sources of 
training. The Authority Commis- 
sioners attend training seminars 
sponsored by the Executive Office of 
Communities and Development as well 
as the Annual MASS NAHRO Conference. 

EXISTING PROGRAMS 

The Authority manages and maintains 
120 units of elderly housing at 
three sites and an eight unit 
community residence. The Author- 
ity's rental assistance programs 
include 28 units of State-aided 
Chapter 707 family housing and 111 
units of Federally-aided Section 8 
elderly and family housing. 

The demand of housing continues to 
exceed availability. Currently the 
Authority has over 175 applications 
for elderly housing and in excess of 
200 applications for family housing. 
This translates into a five year 
waiting period for elderly families 
from the time of application to the 
actual assignment of units. The 
waiting period for families is 
approximately two years. 

The Chelmsford Housing Authority's 
most recent financial statement 
lists assets at $3,966,521.07; 
liabilities at $3,966,521.07 for all 
developments. 

NEW PROGRAMS 

In July, 1986 the Authority received 
an award from the Executive Office 
of Communities and Development in 
the amount of $3,598,000 for the 
development of 48 units of elderly 
and 16 family housing units. These 
State-aided units will be construc- 
ted on three sites, all of which 



were donated to the Authority by the 
Town of Chelmsford. With the 
exception of the Highland School, 
which will be rehabilitated, the 
units will be new construction. 

The Authority has chosen the 
architectural firm of MGIA, Inc. of 
Boston, MA to design the proposed 
units. The Authority anticipates 
all the design work will be com- 
pleted and construction will begin 
in July, 1988. The projected 
occupancy date for these units is 
the Spring of 1990. 

The Authority had the unique 
distinction of participating with a 
private developer in a project which 
culminated in construction of 180 
units of mixed income rental 
housing. The Authority issued bonds 
to finance the construction of the 
project, which included 36 low and 
moderate income units. Only a few 
authorities have been successful in 
implementing this innovative 
program. 

The tax free bonds issued by the 
Authority will mature in 15 years. 
Through negotiations, the developer 
has agreed to deed six of the units 
to the Authority on the date the 
bonds mature, if the developer 
decides to sell the units as 
condominium units at that time. In 
addition, the developer agreed to 
allow the occupants and/or the 
Authority the option of purchasing 
all of the 36 low/moderate income 
units when the bonds mature at a 
discounted price, within two years 
after the bonds mature. Finally, 
the Authority earned a fee of 
$40,000. These funds will be 
utilized in the purchase of a 
computer and other administrative 
programs . 

For the past several years, Federal 
funds for housing programs have 
decreased. However, the Authority 



successfully obtained funding for 53 
Section 8 housing voucher units. 
This program entitles participants 
to receive housing assistance 
payments for units in the private 
housing market. The participants 
are required as in all Federally 
funded programs to pay at least 30% 
of their gross income for rent, with 
the Authority subsidizing the 
remainder. Under this program, 
participants may choose to live in 
surrounding communities as well as 
in Chelmsford. 



MAINTENANCE 

The Authority's maintenance staff 
continues to provide excellent 
service. Their implementation of 
the Authority's preventative 
maintenance program, answering 
emergency calls, and tending to the 
day to day maintenance needs of the 
development has won the staff praise 
from the residents. Their effec- 
tiveness and high standards has 
helped to increase the quality of 
life of the residents. 

A significant component of the 
Authority's preventative maintenance 
program are the annual inspections 
and maintenance inspections. The 
annual inspections are conducted by 
the Board of Commissioners and the 
maintenance inspection is conducted 
by the Executive Director and the 
maintenance staff. Both inspections 
provide information on the condi- 
tions of the structure, apartments, 
grounds and systems. In addition to 
alerting the Authority to existing 
problems which require immediate 
attention, the inspection provides 
information useful in budget 
preparations and planning moderni- 
zation programs. 



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MODERNIZATION 

During the year, the Authority 
received funding from the Executive 
Office of Communities and Develop- 
ment in the amount of approximately 
$127,000 for a modernization 
project. The funds were utilized to 
provide new storm windows and 
rehabilitation of all exterior decks 
at the Chelmsford Arms Development. 
The architectural work was performed 
by Kaminski and Associates, and the 
construction contract was awarded to 
R.W. Hyde Construction Company. The 
work began in the Fall of 1986 and 
was completed after several delays 
caused by weather in August of 1987. 

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 



the members are elected in the 
general election by the citizens of 
Chelmsford. One member is appointed 
by the Secretary of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, Executive Office 
of Communities and Development. 

BOARD MEETINGS 

The Chelmsford Housing Authority 
Board of Commissioners hold regular 
meetings on the first Tuesday of 
each month at 7:30 P.M., at McFarlin 
Manor, 10 Wilson Street, Chelmsford, 
MA. The Annual Meeting of the 
Chelmsford Housing Authority Board 
of Commissioners is held on the 
first Tuesday in May. All meetings 
are open to the public. 



The Chelmsford Housing Authority's 
Board of commissioners is composed 
of five citizen members appointed to 
five year staggered terms - four of 



OFFICE HOURS 

Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M.- 
4:30 P.M. 



AGENCY DIRECTORY 










Board of Commissioners 




Name 




Title 


Term Expires 


Ruth K. Delaney 
Robert L. Hughes 
William P. Keohane 
Pamela A. Turnbull 
Lynn Marcella 




Chairman 

Vice-chairman 

Treasurer 

Asst. Treasurer (State 

Member 

Staff 


1990 
1988 
1991 
Appt.) 1992 
1992 


Mary E. Royce 
Helen M. Cantara 
Linda H. Dalton 
Robert M. Trainor 
Richard P. O'Neill 




Executive Director 
Senior Clerk 
Junior Clerk 
Maintenance Laborer 
Maintenance Laborer 




McFarl 


in Manor Tenant Council 




Mary L. Silva 
Eva R. Hull 
Grace E. Logan 
Evelyn B. Horton 
Alice M. O'Toole 




President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 
Assistant Treasurer 





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CHELMSFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY 

STATEMENT OF OPERATING RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 

PERIOD ENDING JUNE 30/ 1987 

STATE 

OPERATING RECEIPTS ........ 186,785 

OPERATING EXPENDITURES 

Administration ........ 35,064 

Tenant Services ........ 

Utilities ......... 75,959 

Ordinary Maintenance & Operation ..... 60,095 

General Expenses ........ 18,611 

Non Routine Expenses ....... 10,910 

Capital Expenditures ....... 

Prior Year Adjustment ....... 1,363 

Reserves ......... 72,946 

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES ...... 206,121 

RESIDUAL RECEIPTS OR DEFICITS 

BEFORE SUBSIDY ......... (19,336) 

OPERATING SUBSIDY ........ 23,070 

RESIDUAL RECEIPTS (DEFICITS) ...... (5,624) 



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NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 



Serving the Towns of Chelmsford, 
Groton, Littleton, Pepperell, 
Shirley, Townsend and Westford. 



DISTRICT SCHOOL 


COMMITTEE 




Irene Machemer, 


Chairman 


Townsend 


Thomas Carey, Vice-Chairman 


Chelmsford 


Stratos Dukakis, 


Secretary 


Chelmsford 


William Buxton 




Pepperell 


Ellen Hargraves 




Groton 


J. James Howells 




Westford 


Augustine Kish 




Littleton 


Robert Manning 




Shirley 


Charlotte Scott 




Westford 


David Snow 




Chelmsford 


ALTERNATES 






Harvey Atkins, J 


r . 


Littleton 


Howard Burns 




Pepperell 


Kevin Finnegan 




Westford 


Edward Mitchell 




Townsend 


L. Peter Noddin 




Shirley 


Jordan Waugh 




Groton 


Ronald Wetmore 




Chelmsford 


ADMINISTRATION 






Bernholdt Ny s 


trom, Superintendent- 




Director 




Charles Valera 


, Assistant Director/ 




Pr incipa 


1 


David McLachlan, Assistant Director/ 




Vocational 


Paul Royte, Guid 


ance Directo 


r 


Paula Page, Special Education Coordinator 


Thomas Eng, Dean 


of Students 





Nashoba Valley Technical High 
School's enrollment as of October 1, 
1987 was as follows: 



Chelmsford 


169 


Groton 


53 


Littleton 


31 


Pepperell 


80 


Shirley 


66 


Townsend 


59 


Westford 


125 


Tuitioned 


28 


Total 


611 



Nashoba Valley Technical High School 
is accredited by the New England 
Association of Schools and Colleges, 
Inc. and provides its students with 
on-the-job training, saleable 
skills, co-op program, high school 
diploma, trade certificate and an 
opportunity for further education 
and job placement. 



Over the past decade, the record of 
employment for our graduates has 
averaged approximately 95%. Each 
year qualified seniors may elect to 
take advantage of our Co-op Training 
Program which allows senior students 
to work in industry during their 
shop weeks and receive valuable 
training in their chosen fields as 
well as a salary. 

The following programs are offered 
at Nashoba Tech: 



Technical Programs 

Auto Body 

Automotive 

Carpentry 

Culinary Arts and Baking 

Data Processing 

Drafting 

Electrical 

Electronics 

Horticulture/ Landscaping 

Machine 

Medical Occupations 

Metal Fabrication and Welding 

Painting and Decorating 

Plumbing and Heating 

Printing 



Academic Programs 

English Geometry 

Social Studies Trigonometry 
U.S. History Advanced Math. 
Consumer Education Biology 
General Mathematics Physics 
Algebra Chemistry 

How to Start Your Own Business 



In addition to the technical and 
academic programs, a full Inter- 
Scholastic Athletic Program is 
offered to the students. 

ADULT EDUCATION 

Nashoba Valley Technical High 
School's Adult Education Program is 
open to anyone of high school age or 
over. Participants from all 
communities are welcome to partici- 
pate in the many diversified courses 
which are offered during both the 
fall and spring semesters. This 
year 530 students enrolled in our 
Adult Education Program during the 
fall semester. 



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PLANNING BOARD 



John F. McCarthy, Chairman 

Thomas E. Firth, Jr., Vice Chairman 

Kim J. MacKenzie, Clerk 

Ann H. McCarthy 

Rosalind M. Boyle 

Eugene E. Gilet 

James P. Good 

Principal Clerk, Kris Gleason 

The Chelmsford Planning Board began 
the year by reorganizing the Board 
and appointed Mr. John F. McCarthy 
as Chairman, Mr. Thomas E. Firth, 
Jr., as Vice Chairman, Mr. Kim J. 
MacKenzie as Clerk. Mr. Eugene E. 
Gilet is the representative to the 
Northern Middlesex Area Commission. 
In September, Charles Parlee, who 
had served as a member on the 
Planning Board for nine years 
resigned. The seat was filled by 
the Planning Board in conjunction 
with the Board of Selectmen by James 
P. Good. 



In 1987, 6 subdivisions were 
approved. They were located in the 
following areas: 2 lots off Pine 
Hill Road, 2 lots off Fairbanks 
Road, 2 lots off Groton Road, 19 
lots off Twiss Road, 2 lots off 
Graniteville Road and 2 lots off 
Thomas Drive for a total of 51 lots. 

Eleven site plans were approved. 
The Planning Board held many 
hearings for modifications to 
previously approved site plans 
(Manahan St., Wellman Ave., Scotty 
Hollow) . 

1987 saw the first plan for a 
cluster development. The cluster 
development is off Elm Street and 
consists of 7 lots. The cluster 
development concept was approved 
with the Master Plan in 1986. 



PUBLIC LIBRARIES 



Adams Library, 
Chelmsford Center 



Boston Road, 



Anna C. MacKay Memorial Branch 
Library, Newfield Street, North 
Chelmsford 

Library Trustees 

Susan B. Cantin, Chairperson 
Lorraine Lambert, Vice-Chairperson 
Elizabeth McCarthy, Treasurer 
Janet Hendl, Secretary 
Mark Gauthier 
Brenda McDermott 



Collections and Circulations: 
Borrowing of library materials has 
increased more than 10% over 1986, 
with about a 25% jump in the 
Children's House circulation! 
Careful selection of resources 
(including significant business and 
other reference sources as well as 
compact disks and videocassettes) , 
more convenient hours for patrons, 
attention to the need for binding or 
replacement, and efforts by ALL of 
the staff to promote use of the 
Library mean Chelmsford residents 
are enjoying our free resources even 
more. 



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Programs: "Catch 'Em in the Cradle" 
storytime was added this year to a 
growing and varied list of programs 
offered to babies, pre-schoolers, 
students, adults and seniors. In 
the Carriage House, MacKay Branch or 
Children's House, library patrons 
learned how to invest in today's 
market, picked up tips on using 
their camcorder, watched acupuncture 
relieve physical distress, listened 
to fascinating folk tales, and 
shared their impressions of a good 
novel with other patrons in a book 
discussion group. 



Cooperative efforts; The Chelmsford 
Art Society exhibits and Senior 
Citizen mid-day forums continued in 
the Carriage House, and "Cover 
Stories" - a production of the 
School and Public Libraries of 
Chelmsford (SAPLOC) aired monthly. 
A state-funded storytelling grant 
for SAPLOC has enriched the many 
storytimes offered at the libraries 
and public library staff visited 
nursing homes to broaden our 
services in the community. The 
Chelmsford Cultural Council funded 3 
special children's programs, 
including the celebration of the 
summer reading program. The Friends 
of the Library continue to fund the 
museum passes, and this year 
sponsored a wonderful series of day- 
trips to historical sites and 
cultural events. 

Personnel : Changes included the 
resignations of Diane McLaughlin at 
the Circulation Desk, Michelle 
Schreck in Technical Services, and 
Shirley Fletcher, Secretary, after 
13 years of dedicated service. 
Celeste Crowley is a welcome 
addition to the Circulation Depart- 
ment, Connie Spickler joined the 
Children's Department to assist in 
our' expanded efforts to serve 
patrons there, Carol Brusseau is now 
processing library materials in 



Technical Services, and Nancy Rager 
is the new Secretary. Lorraine 
Lambert and Elizabeth McCarthy were 
re-elected to the Board of Trustees. 

Goals : Repairs to the physical 
facility of the MacKay Branch 
Library, including the roof and back 
wall, are on-going. At the same 
time, the Trustees have been joined 
by Selectman Rhodes Johnson and four 
community residents - Brad Emerson, 
Robert Kuehn, David McLachlan, and 
Stuart Weisfeldt - in a Building 
Committee to work on a plan for an 
expanded main library. From March, 
1987, the Committee has been meeting 
with the architectural firm Donald 
Prout Associates to complete a site 
feasibility study. In the early 
part of 1988, the most feasible site 
and preliminary designs will be 
available for the Town's approval. 

While we continue to work to improve 
the physical facilities, the Library 
maintains high standards of public 
service and resources to meet the 
community's needs. To the Trustees, 
staff, friends and patrons of the 
Library belongs the credit for a 
successful 1987 and a promising 
1988. 

STATISTICAL REPORT 

Monies deposited with the Town 
Treasurer $17,514. from fines, fees 
and lost books 



Circulation 



248,462 



Staff (full-time) 12 
(part-time) 10 
pages 2 (FTE's) 

Departments : 

Technical Services: Nancy Jo Brown 
Circulation: Linda Robinson 
Children's: Cheryl Zani 
Reference: Priscilla Vaughn 
Community Services: Judy Buswick 
MacKay Branch: Rona Call 
Maintenance/custodial: John Reslow 
Assistant Director: Sandy Yensen 



Respectfully submitted: 

Ellen C. Rauch 
Director 



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AMBULANCE STUDY COMMITTEE 



AMBDLANCE STUDY COMMITTEE 

The Ambulance Study Committee, reactivated by the Board of 
Selectmen in the Fall of 1986, began meeting in January, 1987 and 
met regularly thereafter. 

At its initial meeting, the Committee established the following 
goals: 

1. Determination and documentation of problems in the 
current system. 

2. Contract review - Development of standards/procedures. 

3. Analysis of various ambulance service systems. 

4. Future of emergency medical services. 

With these goals in mind, members of the committee interviewed 
representatives of the Police and Fire Departments; reviewed the 
history of ambulance service provided by the town; and surveyed 
other cities and towns in the Commonwealth that had similar 
population and demographics, as well as the cities and towns 
abutting Chelmsford. After careful analysis of the input from 
all these sources, the committee formulated the specifications 
for a contract. This contract was put out for bid by the 
Selectmen and became effective January 1, 1988. 

The unanimous recommendation of the Committee was to have the 
contractor provide an ambulance in service exclusively for the 
Town of Chelmsford and stationed within the town. For both 
financial and practical reasons this was not possible this fiscal 
year. 

The Committee is pleased to note, however, that based on the 
information that it provided, the Board of Selectmen are investi- 
gating the establishment of a municipally operated ambulance 
service for the Town. 

Respectfully submitted: 

Shirley H. Pearlman, Chairperson 
Mark St. Hilaire, Vice Chairperson 
Sam Aronie, Secretary 
David Greenwood 
Mark Tremblay 



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BOARD OF REGISTRARS 



Richard F. 


Burtt 


, Jr. 


Judith A 


Olsson 




Janet F. Bonica 








Chairman 












ENROLLED 


VOTERS 




TOTAL 


PRECINCT 


DEMOCRATIC 


REPUBLICAN UNENROLLED 


REGISTERED 


1 




476 


336 




697 


1,509 


2 




401 


157 




444 


1,002 


3 




581 


285 




1,074 


1,940 


4 




289 


70 




248 


607 


5 




628 


360 




1,074 


2,062 


6 




482 


235 




646 


1,363 


7 




433 


184 




658 


2,638 


8 




344 


271 




576 


1,191 


9 




325 


166 




538 


1,029 


10 




526 


346 




936 


1,808 


11 




365 


181 




425 


974 


12 




475 


268 




858 


1,601 




5 


,325 


2,859 




8,17 4 


16,359 



CHELMSFORD SCHOOL COMMITTEE 




( Picture ) 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 
Nicholas Gavriel, Chairman 



Samuel Poulten, Vice Chairman 
Carl A. Olsson, Secretary- 



James Brough 
Carol Merriam 



Stacey Hallal, Student Member 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



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ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 1987 

The 1987 school year was a challeng- 
ing, productive one for the 
Chelmsford Public Schools. The 
accomplishments were diverse, some 
large and some small, some just 
beginning steps on large projects. 
But all were exciting and attest to 
the vitality of the school system. 

The school enrollment continues to 
decline at the high school level. 
The decline is expected to level off 
around 1991. In 1980 the enrollment 
at the high school was 2,673. In 
1990 the enrollment is projected to 
be 1,427. This represents a decline 
of 1,246 students. The elementary 
levels appear to be leveling off 
with an approximate enrollment 
averaging 2,300. The middle school 
is also leveling off at approxi- 
mately 1,100. The SchooJ Committee 
is keeping a close watch on new 
housing projects within the commu- 
nity to ascertain the effect on 
school enrollment. 

The School Improvement Council 
allotments under Chapter 188 have 
been extended to grade 12. The 
allotments now allow $10.00 per 
student for all students in grades 
K-12. Again this year a number of 
exciting ideas and projects emerged 
from the councils to improve the 
quality of education at the building 
level by expanding services to 
students, increasing community and 
parent involvement and developing 
business and education partnerships. 

A top priority of the School 
Committee is to maintain quality 
instructional programs. With this 
concept in mind, the School Commit- 
tee made a determination to update 
textbooks in subject areas that had 
been neglected over the years. All 
of the major subject areas received 
new texts. 



A number of Curriculum Review 
Committees have been meeting to 
review present curriculum and 
suggest new areas of concern. A 
major step was made with the 
approval of an AIDS curriculum. The 
entire area of health education will 
be examined in the 1987-88 school 
year . 

The preparation of the 1988-89 
school budget emphasized more input 
from building level principals. 
This method allows the principal 
more direct control over his/her 
building budget. 

An innovative Masters Degree program 
was introduced. The program was 
designed by the Merrimack Education 
Collaborative and Fitchburg State 
College. The program allows 
teachers to take courses in 
Chelmsford. It is a three year 
program covering three levels of 
interest: Elementary, Secondary, 
Educational Technology. 

The Central Office was reorganized 
again this year. With the retire- 
ment of the previous Superintendent, 
the School Committee reorganized the 
administrative structure of the 
Central Office to include a Super- 
intendent and an Assistant Super- 
intendent. All duties have been 
realigned without adding to the 
Central Office staff. The Director 
of Math/Science has been assigned 
Central Office responsibilities and 
is in charge of preparing the 
budget. 

The following reports written by 
school personnel will provide you 
with a sampling of the accomplish- 
ments of our young people as well as 
a better understanding of the 
learning environment and practical 
experiences present in our schools 
today. 



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FROM THE PRINCIPAL OF CHELMSFORD 
HIGH SCHOOL 

1987 was a year of many noteworthy 
accomplishments, championships, and 
honors. In athletics, the high 
school was recognized throughout the 
state as having one of the finest 
programs in high school sports. The 
high school won the Dalton Trophy, 
symbolic of athletic excellence, for 
the fifth consecutive year. This 
was made possible by a number of 
outstanding achievements, including 
the hockey team who won the Merri- 
mack Valley Conference Championship, 
the Division One North Sectionals, 
and were runners-up in the state; 
the wrestling team who were runners- 
up in the state as well as in New 
England; the boys' and girls' 
winter track teams who were unde- 
feated M.V.C. champs; the boys' 
swim team who won the M.V.C. title 
and were second in the state; the 
baseball and boys' basketball teams 
won M.V.C. championships. 

An effort to win an unprecedented 
sixth Dalton Trophy was launched 
this fall with the football team's 
undefeated M.V.C. championship and 
Division Two State Championship. 
This, coupled with the boys' and 
girls' undefeated M.V.C. champion 
cross-country teams, has the Lions 
off on the right foot for 1988. 

Academically the high school 
excelled as well. The Class of 1987 
had 552 graduates, over 86% of whom 
went on to further education. 

The Calculus Team won a state 
championship. Mosaics , the literary 
magazine, won a First Place Award in 
the Columbia Scholastic Press 
Competition, and The Voice , the 
student newspaper won a Second Place 
Award. Our yearbook, The Lion , won 
a First Place Certificate from the 
American Scholastic Press Associ- 
ation. 



The band, chorus, and orchestra 
participated with great success in 
the National Heritage Festival of 
Music in Virginia. The musical, The 
Wiz , was performed spectacularly to 
a "standing room only" crowd. 

The Art Department continued to 
showcase its talented students as 
they won numerous gold keys and 
ribbons in the Boston Globe Art 
Contest. 

Five National Merit Semi-finalists 
were named from the Class of 1987, 
along with 21 Letters of Commenda- 
tion. 

The school exchange program con- 
tinues to grow and flourish as Japan 
was added to the program. 
Chelmsford now hosts students from 
and sends students to two schools in 
France and schools in England, 
Italy, Spain, and Germany. The 
National Association of Secondary 
School Principals, sponsors of the 
program, produced a nationally 
distributed twenty-minute videotape 
describing the exchange program. In 
recognition of the excellence of its 
program, Chelmsford High School was 
chosen to be featured in the film. 

Over the summer Chelmsford American 
Field Service students were hosted 
in Brazil, Denmark, Venezuela, 
Turkey, Switzerland, Egypt, Jordan, 
Israel, Malaysia, Japan, and 
Colombia. A member of the Class of 
1987 is spending the year in 
Ecuador . 

Chelmsford High School was again 
successful in providing a quality, 
well-rounded education for our 
youth. 



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FROM THE DIRECTORS OF HUMANITIES AND 
SCIENCE 

The Director of Humanities is 
responsible for the following areas; 
kindergarten through grade twelve; 
language arts, reading, social 
studies, foreign language, art, 
music, gifted & talented, Chapter 1, 
readiness and Horace Mann Grants. 
The Director of Math/Science, 
Computer Operation & Budget is 
responsible for the following areas: 
kindergarten through grade twelve; 
mathematics; sciences; computer 
science; health education; physical 
education and in-service programs 
for the town. 

The Directors work in close harmony 
with the Superintendent and the 
Assistant Superintendent. They also 
oversee and work closely with the 
department heads for the various 
curriculum areas at the middle 
schools and high school as well as 
those department heads who cover 
curriculum, kindergarten through 
grade twelve. 

Language Arts Developments 

Grades four through six have adopted 
the new basal systems: DC Heath, 
Houghton Mifflin and Scribner. Thus 
completing our basal reading 
adoption for grades 1 through 6. 

Sustained silent reading has spread 
to every elementary school, as well 
as the McCarthy Middle School. 
Students select their own reading 
material and read for a specific 
amount of time weekly, for pleasure 
and enjoyment. 

The Electronic Bookshelf has made 
great inroads in our elementary and 
middle schools this year. This 
innovative computerized reading 
program is a unique independent 
reading program. It is a fantastic 
way to expand reading and the 
reading process. 



Parents as Reading Partners has most 
of our students caught in its spell. 
As a result of the above, there is 
lots of reading happening in 
Chelmsford's schools. 

Process writing in our Language Arts 
Program grades K through 5 is 
catching on and students are writing 
more and more. This exciting 
approach to writing has a direct 
influence on the skills needed for 
reading. We have many new student 
authors and lots of delightful 
interesting books written by them. 

The elementary schools are presently 
piloting two new handwriting 
systems, and a decision will be 
forthcoming in early 1988 as to 
which handwriting system will be 
adopted for future use in the school 
system. 

The Social Studies Curriculum has 
been reviewed and revised grades 1 
through 5. Grade one and grade two 
teachers met this year and completed 
the update of the curriculum. Text 
books adopted by grades four and 
five are in place and some new map 
and globe materials have been 
provided. We look forward to the 
completion of two Horace Mann Grants 
which will enhance the Social 
Studies Curriculum, Beverly 
Koltookian's materials on the Town 
of Chelmsford for the grade three 
program and Raymond McEnaney's 
materials on the State of 
Massachusetts for the grade four 
program. 

The Kindergarten curriculum is 
presently under review. The 
committees are formed and have begun 
the task of reviewing the curricu- 
lum, the Kindergarten screening 
process, and other related factors. 
The Committee Report should be 
forthcoming in early Spring. 



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The Primary Report Card has been 
reviewed and revised by a committee 
of teachers and administrators. It 
will be ready for use in September, 
1988. 

The major goals of the Sciences area 
this year have been the development 
of an up-to-date AIDS curriculum; 
evaluation and improvement of our 
general Health Education curriculum; 
review of our elementary Science 
curriculum; and the development of a 
program for students who fail the 
State Basic Skills Test. 

The first of these goals was 
completed in early December when the 
School Committee reviewed our new 
AIDS curriculum. The curriculum was 
developed by a committee of parents, 
teachers, administrators and public 
health professionals. It was based 
on the program provided by the State 
Department of Education. This 
curriculum will provide our students 
with the latest information on AIDS. 
All parents are encouraged to become 
familiar with these curriculum 
materials . 

The process of reviewing the overall 
Health Education curriculum is just 
underway and should be completed by 
Spring. The curriculum review will 
be divided into three sections, 
grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. 

Starting in the early Spring, our 
elementary Science curriculum will 
be reviewed. This process will 
include an evaluation of our present 
curriculum and an investigation of 
current trends in elementary Science 
education. Recommendations for 
changes will be ready for inclusion 
in the next school budget. 

There have been few changes in the 
Mathematics area this year. We are 
waiting to review the results of the 
State Basic Skills Tests. For the 
first time, this test will have a 
pass/fail score. While we expect 



that our students will perform very 
well on this test, we are developing 
a program to provide remedial help 
for any high school student who 
fails the test. The State Assess- 
ment Test will be given for the 
second time this Spring and the 
results will be reported early next 
Fall. 

It has been a busy and productive 
year, and we look forward to 
continued progress in 1988. 



FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH 
DEPARTMENT HEAD 

Writing skills continue to be a 
major priority. Our enrollment has 
increased within our Writing 
Electives: for the first time, we 
actually had a waiting list of 
underclassmen interested in enrol- 
ling in one of our four Writing 
Electives: Basic Writing, Interme- 
diate Composition, Journalism and 
Creative Writing. The more current 
techniques of the process approach 
to writing have been implemented in 
both semester and year-long English 
offerings. The Social Studies and 
English Departments are now working 
on unifying teaching strategies and 
expectations for writing, thus 
initiating "writing across the 
curriculum" . 

The Literature curriculum not only 
acquaints students with major 
literary themes and writers, but 
more importantly provides oppor- 
tunities to practice critical 
thinking skills so important to the 
students' success in any field. The 
senior year curriculum will be 
revised for 1988 allowing all 
students to be exposed to both 
British and world authors. We are 
also looking into the possibility of 
establishing a World Studies course 
in conjunction with the Social 
Studies Department modeled after the 
successful American Studies program. 



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Our goal is to introduce more 
classics earlier and ensure a more 
consistent exposure to major works. 

Our faculty is to be commended for 
their continued professionalism and 
dedication to providing the best 
education for all students. A 
Horace Mann Grant was obtained to 
investigate effective strategies for 
teaching the less motivated stu- 
dents. Students are encouraged to 
explore new audiences for their 
writing; our students continue to 
perform exceptionally in the 
Language Arts Olympiad in ninth 
grade, the UMass Writing Contest in 
tenth grade, the NCTE Writing 
Achievements in eleventh grade, and 
the Bard Critical Writing Award in 
senior year. The high school 
yearbook, THE LION, received a first 
place from the American Scholastic 
Press Association: the literary 
magazine, MOSAICS, received a first 
place, and our news magazine, THE 
VOICE, was awarded a second place, 
both from Columbia Press Associ- 
ation. 



FROM THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT 
HEAD 

Our Foreign Language program saw few 
major changes during the 1986-87 
school year. Our courses and extra- 
curricular activities continued to 
be an integral part of the educa- 
tional programs at both CHS and 
McCarthy. 

At the middle school we fully 
integrated our new French text by 
incorporating it into the 8th grade 
curriculum. (This French text 
series is also being implemented at 
CHS.) French students again 
participated in a four-day trip to 
Quebec in April. We hope that this 
very successful trip can be a 
permanent part of the French 
curriculum at McCarthy. 



At CHS, despite declining enroll- 
ments, we were able to offer all our 
established Language courses except 
German I. We expect to reestablish 
German I next year and to continue 
offering German as part of our 
Foreign Language curriculum. We 
were pleased to see our Italian 
program expand to include a third- 
year course. 

All extra-curricular activities 
continued at CHS with active staff 
and student participation. Among 
its other activities, the Foreign 
Language Club again traveled to 
Canada in April. And as usual, the 
French and Spanish Honor Societies 
inducted new members in the Spring. 
The Spanish, French, German and 
Italian exchanges also continued 
their successful and well-estab- 
lished programs of hosting foreign 
students and travel abroad. 

Through the school improvement 
funds, we were able to purchase a 
multi-standard VCR which will enable 
us to show videos made in foreign 
countries. We hope our exchange 
programs will be one source of video 
material which can be used in all 
foreign language classes at CHS. 



FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD FOR MUSIC 
K-12 

The Music Department strives to 
assist students in discovering and 
developing their musical talents for 
better understanding and enjoyment 
of a wide variety of musical styles. 

The Harrington School has three 
part-time music specialists, with 
all other elementary schools having 
one music specialist each, who is 
responsible for all music education 
in the building except for instruc- 
tion on band and orchestral instru- 
ments. Each elementary school has 
weekly lessons in Music with a 
multi-grade level performing Choral 



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Group of approximately 100 students. 
These schools have recorder con- 
certs, and use Orff instruments in 
both classroom instruction and 
public performance. Some schools 
also have Guitar Clubs. 

General Music at the McCarthy is 
given to all sixth, seventh and 
eighth grade students. General 
Music in the sixth, seventh and 
eighth grade is basically designed 
for non-performing students; for 
many it is their last formal contact 
with Music education. All McCarthy 
students have the opportunity to 
join one of the performing Choral 
Groups . 

Instrumental music in our schools 
provides an experience not found in 
other areas within the Music 
Department. Instruction in playing 
orchestral string instruments is 
offered starting in grade three, and 
in all band and orchestral instru- 
ments from grades four through 
twelve. Each participating student 
is offered one small group lesson 
each week. In addition, there is 
the opportunity to participate in 
small group and larger ensembles 
during and after school. The 
"Elementary Select Orchestra" is 
made up of the more advanced 
orchestra students from four of our 
elementary schools. They rehearse 
after school on Thursdays. The High 
School Band rehearses Wednesday 
after school. There are approxi- 
mately 350 students participating in 
the instrumental program. 

Instrumental and choral ensembles 
perform in school and community 
concerts and programs throughout the 
school year. McCarthy and High 
School students perform in Northeast 
District and state festivals and 
competitions. Some of the community 
concerts include: McCarthy's 
elderly luncheon, tours of local 



nursing homes and Lowell General 
Hospital, Adams Library and 
"Downtown Crossing ", Boston for WBZ 
radio. The High School Music 
Department presented "The Wiz" as 
the annual musical this past May. 
The Music Department held its Annual 
Choral and Band Festivals in March, 
with the Orchestra Festival taking 
place in May. 

The Chelmsford Friends of Music, a 
parental support group, has con- 
tinued to show their support to the 
total Music Department. They are 
responsible for the after school 
private lessons program and their 
Scholarship Program includes private 
lesson grants, summer music camp and 
college scholarships. Students in 
all seven schools are eligible for 
these scholarships. 

Our plans for the future are to 
continue to update and coordinate 
our total secondary curriculum and 
work toward better in-school 
rehearsal time for our perfotming 
groups. 



FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD FOR 
CHELMSFORD HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL 
STUDIES 

The United States of America is 
celebrating the 200th anniversary of 
our Constitution and the Social 
Studies Department at Chelmsford 
High School has been very much 
involved in providing opportunities 
for our own students to be part of 
the celebration. In September, 
virtually all students took part in 
a "Constitution Day" program. Local 
political figures, immigrants from 
various parts of the world, military 
personnel and representatives from a 
variety of service organizations 
made presentations about their roles 
in our society under The Consti- 
tution. 



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Students have researched 
Chelmsford's role in the 
Massachusetts ratification conven- 
tion which will be commemorated in 
State House ceremonies including 
Chelmsford students and staff. 

Students will be participating in a 
convention at the Lowell Memorial 
Auditorium that will deal with five 
very interesting and controversial 
current day constitutional issues. 

Enrichment opportunities like these 
are important, but the real success 
of the Social Studies Program at the 
high school is in the well conceived 
and well taught curriculum. Ninth 
graders are introduced to basic 
concepts of government at the local, 
state and national levels through a 
year-long study of political 
science. Most sophomores study 
world or ancient history. American 
history provides the subject matter 
for eleventh grade students. 
Electives in subject areas such as 
Economics, Sociology, Psychology, 
the Holocaust, Asian History, 
Computer Social Studies, Law and 
International Relations are offered 
to seniors and underclassmen with a 
strong interest in the Social 
Sciences . 



and nature of writing assignments. 
They are investigating the possi- 
bility of a "World Studies" program 
which would be team taught with 
members of the English department. 
They are considering ways to 
integrate geography skills into the 
curriculum more completely. They 
are researching available computer 
materials . 

The Social Studies Department at 
Chelmsford High School remains 
committed to maintaining a quality 
program that provides opportunity to 
learn in the various Social Sciences 
and also allows students opportu- 
nities beyond the classroom to gain 
knowledge and test their knowledge 
in a variety of supplementary 
activities. 



FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE 
DEPARTMENT HEAD 

Since the last Town Meeting, Mr. 
David Otto retired to give his full 
attention to his painting business. 
Mr. Thomas Forsley left to teach in 
Concord, New Hampshire. We wish 
them the best of luck and thank them 
for their many years of service to 
the Town of Chelmsford. 



The staff has remained active in 
local and regional professional 
organizations. Visitors from 
Linden, New Jersey commended the 
American Studies teachers for the 
quality of the local program and 
their willingness to help other 
teachers after a recent conference 
at our school. This is typical of 
the staff involvement and commit- 
ment . 

The staff is investigating a variety 
of topics that may have significant 
impact on the program of the future. 
They are working with the English 
department to standardize the format 



Mr. Fred Leger has been rehired to 
fill the Physics vacancy left by Mr. 
Forsley. Mr. Leger brings with him 
an expertise in the field of Physics 
that is uncommon in today's high 
schools . 

Many of the Science staff have 
continued their efforts to keep 
abreast of the current trends in 
Science Education. Donald Parkhurst 
and myself received a Horace Mann 
grant to conduct a series of 
workshops on the construction and 
use of computer interfacing devices. 
The workshop was attended by Ralph 
Sherwood, Frank Turner, Andy 



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Sorenson, Gary Fadden and Wayne 
Hamilton all members of the high 
school Science staff. The devices 
created in the workshop now are an 
integral part of our lab program. 

Andy Sorenson attended a two week 
summer program at the University of 
Massachusetts, Amherst. The topic 
was Wave Theory, a topic covered in 
our Physics Program. 

Fred Leger, Andy Sorenson, John 
Mosto and myself received a Horace 
Mann grant to integrate a new 
Physics text into our curriculum. 
The improvement that resulted in our 
Physics Program is obvious, and we 
are enjoying a most successful year. 

Donald Parkhurst received a Horace 
Mann grant to coordinate the 
advanced placement Chemistry Program 
with the newly adopted text. 

We now have a staff member who has 
been trained in the area of labora- 
tory safety. Ralph Sherwood 
successfully completed a nationally 
recognized Laboratory Safety Course. 
The course is offered by Curry 
College and is conducted by Dr. 
James Kaufmann, a well known expert 
in the field. Mr. Sherwood will be 
sharing his expertise with the high 
school and junior high school 
Science staffs in the near future. 

We have initiated a very ambitious 
television link with the University 
of Lowell. We have already run 
laboratory exercises utilizing their 
nuclear reactor and high performance 
liquid ch r oma t o g r aph with the 
Advanced Chemistry Class. We are in 
the process of finalizing an 
exercise using the mass spectrometer 
at the University of Lowell in the 
Honors Chemistry classes. The 
students actually prepare the 
samples to be analyzed by the 
various instruments, then analyze 
the results. 



Michael Denihan spent every Saturday 
from January to June in a classroom 
at Boston College getting updated in 
the areas of Physics and Computer 
Science. 

We thank the Administration and the 
Town of Chelmsford for their 
continued support. We are making 
every effort to make our curriculum 
reflect the current attitudes in 
Science Education. 

Submitted by 

Michael F. Tate 

Science Department Chairperson 



FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD FOR 
INDUSTRIAL ARTS 7-12 

During the 1987-88 school year the 
Industrial Arts Department imple- 
mented two objectives of our six 
year plan and did some background 
work on two others. We began our 
second level Small Engine Repair 
Course at the high school. Our 
revised eighth grade Home Design and 
Repair Curriculum was also put into 
action. Both were well received by 
the students. 

Our very successful Robotics Program 
continues to attract students. The 
curriculum is being updated by 
adding some hardware to HERO, our 
robot, and by expanding the course 
work for the students. Students, 
instructor and HERO also continue to 
enjoy "trips" around the community 
and schools entertaining and 
educating people about robots and 
robotics. 

Our efforts to implement a CAD 
(Computer Aided Design) Lab con- 
tinue. The Industrial Arts Depart- 
ment and Science Department pre- 
sented a proposal for a Common 
Computer Lab to the Capital Improve- 
ment Committee. Our Department will 



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use the Lab for our CAD course and 
the Science Department will use it 
for Physics and Chemistry labs. 

We would like to take this oppor- 
tunity to say thank you and good 
luck to a long time friend and 
colleague, George Simonian. His 
retirement will leave a void at the 
high school that will be very hard 
to fill. Best of luck Mr. Simonian. 
We will miss you. 



FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD FOR 
PHYSICAL EDDCATION K-12 

The overall goals for the Physical 
Education program place an emphasis 
on activities that promote WELLNESS 
and maximize an individual's 
personal development. In order to 
achieve our goals, we hope at some 
future time to provide all children 
a minimum of two periods of Physical 
Education each week - in particular 
the elementary school children. 
Throughout the year, the Physical 
Education Department has commu- 
nicated its goals to parents so that 
we might work cooperatively to 
instill the lifetime fitness skills 
and attitudes required to promote 
good health for children. The 
Physical Education Department is 
entering its third year of partici- 
pation in the FITNESSGRAM program 
(computerized health related fitness 
report cards for 4th, 7th, and 9th 
grade students). As future goals, 
we would like to expand the FITNESS- 
GRAM program to include additional 
grade levels and to provide a 
remediation class for students who 
fail to meet minimum health fitness 
standards. The various computerized 
statistical reports generated from 
the results provide a basis for 
evaluating the overall Physical 
Education program. 



The combined 4th, 7th, and 9th grade 
statistics from last Spring's health 
fitness testing indicated the 
following: 



GIRLS - flexibility, muscular 
strength and endurance, body 
composition scores were above the 
national mean; cardiorespiratory 
fitness scores were below the 
national mean; and total fitness 
scores were in the ABOVE AVERAGE 
category. 

BOYS - flexibility, muscular 
strength and endurance, body 
composition scores were above the 
national mean; and total fitness 
scores were in the AVERAGE category. 

COMBINED BOYS/GIRLS - total fitness 
scores were in the ABOVE AVERAGE 
category. The results were derived 
from a sampling of 560 students 
townwide. 



In the Spring, a change will be made 
in the enhanced version of the 
FITNESSGRAM which provides students, 
teachers, and parents with a more 
comprehensive report card. 

The Parker WALKING WELLNESS program, 
in its second year, continues to be 
a success and is creating enthusiasm 
among the students to pursue related 
topics such as nutrition. 

The Physical Education Department 
participated in two parent infor- 
mation evenings during the year- 
one at Westlands and the other at 
Byam - to explain the goals of the 
Physical Education program and to 
emphasize the importance of physical 
activity for children. The Byam 
presentation entitled "Why Heart 
Health for Kids?" was part of the 
program Your Healthy Child . 



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Other communication with parents 
included an elementary curriculum 
slide presentation at Byam, elemen- 
tary curriculum handbooks, various 
newsletter articles on fitness and 
testing results, and invitations to 
parents to come to a Physical 
Education class to see their child 
in ACTION. 

Through the Physical Education 
Department's affiliation with the 
Northeast Physical Education 
Directors and City and Town Admin- 
istrators of Physical Education, we 
were able to plan and participate in 
a regional elementary workshop 
entitled "Maximizing Activity Time 
in Physical Education" presented by 
Dr. Robert Fredericks from 
Bridgewater State College. Addi- 
tional workshops are being planned 
for the middle school and high 
school levels. . 



A goal for the high school is to 
develop an in-school health and 
fitness program that students would 
be able to participate in during 
their free time as an enhancement to 
their regularly scheduled Physical 
Education classes. This would be of 
particular benefit to the juniors 
and seniors who only participate in 
Physical Education one semester 
during the year. 

An additional goal is to continue to 
pursue support for the development 
of a fitness trail at the high 
school. This would not only be a 
beneficial addition to the Physical 
Education Program, but also to the 
surrounding schools and community. 



FROM THE DIRECTOR OF DATA PROCESSING 



Last Fall the McCarthy Middle School 
staff participated in a curriculum 
workshop conducted by Dr. Pat 
Griffin from the University of 
Massachusetts. The emphasis of the 
workshop was to begin development of 
a 6th grade core curriculum. All 
6th grade students are now receiving 
two periods of Physical Education a 
week . 

The Project Adventure program at 
McCarthy continues to expand with 
the addition of two high elements- 
the two line bridge and the inclined 
log. Parents at this year's open 
house enjoyed a video of students 
working on the ropes course chal- 
lenges. Additional elements will be 
added next year. 

The Chelmsford High School exercise 
program has expanded to include not 
only universal and free weight 
training, but also cardiovascular 
exercise machines including a 
bicycle ergometer, rowing machine, 
and cross country skiing machine. 



The Chelmsford Public Schools are 
now entering the "adolescence" of 
its computerization of business and 
academic functions. This is 
noteworthy in a school/business 
environment since the business 
computer revolution only began in 
earnest in the middle 1960s with the 
IBM360. The Chelmsford Public 
Schools have kept pace with this 
computer tidal wave, as evidenced by 
our own computerization efforts. 

Since 1981, when the School Depart- 
ment started its own in-house 
computerization effort, all the 
major school applications have been 
automated on our computer systems. 
These systems include a DEC11/44, 
VAX750, and approximately 150 micro- 
computers. In-house staff now 
maintain all data bases on students, 
accounting, personnel census, 
scheduling, attendance, report cards 
and a plethora of other applica- 
tions . 

The Town Clerk's Office and the 



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school computer facility continue to 
work as a team in the maintenance of 
town citizen data on the school 
computer system. The Town Clerk's 
Office provides the staff to update 
and maintain the records, while the 
school computer staff provides the 
resources and technical expertise. 
The town census, men and women book, 
voter registration lists, precinct 
reports, name and address labels, 
dog registers, school department 
enrollment data, jury lists, and 
jury tapes are all processed on the 
school computer. Furthermore, the 
town redistricting of precincts was 
also accomplished by this collabo- 
rative venture. 



documentation can be left open to 
change at the last possible moment 
to incorporate the latest informa- 
tion. In addition, the incor- 
poration of graphics in the educa- 
tional domain which requires a 
liberal sprinkling of illustration, 
can enhance effective learning. 

Schools and towns cannot realisti- 
cally operate within the "leading 
edge" of technology in this rapidly 
changing industry. If schools and 
towns keep pace, somewhere between 
the "leading edge and trailing edge" 
of technology, then many benefits 
and efficiencies can still be 
realized. 



Other town departments serviced in 
some way by the school computer 
include: Council on Aging, Town 
Candidates for Office, Town Library, 
Selectmen's School Warrant Report, 
Community Education, PTA, Booster 
Club, Nashoba Valley Technical 
Vocational School, Police Depart- 
ment. 

This year the Rotary Telephone 
System was updated with new modular 
equipment at the McCarthy Middle 
School and at all the elementary 
schools. This was accomplished 
within existing telephone budgetary 
constraints. Future studies in the 
telecommuncations area will attempt 
to encompass integration of voice, 
image graphics, text and data. 
Technical obstacles to this ambi- 
tious endeavor are formidable. 

Some hardware/software integration 
will come about with the introduc- 
tion of a computer-based publishing 
system. The opportunity to imple- 
ment this emerging technology can 
show a striking impact on the bottom 
line. Advantages of electronic 
publishing are minimized cost; 
lowering of document inventories; 
improved turn around time. Further- 
more, proposals and technical 



FROM THE PRINCIPAL OF THE MCCARTHY 
MIDDLE SCHOOL 

The McCarthy Middle School currently 
has an enrollment of approximately 
1,130 students in grades six, seven 
and eight. Instruction at the sixth 
grade level is a teaming approach, 
while a departmentalized structure 
is utilized at the seventh and 
eighth grade levels. 

The academic program has been 
improved by the addition of an 
honors level program in English and 
Social Studies at the eighth grade 
level. The EPOCH program continues 
to service students at the sixth 
grade level. Plans to implement 
EPOCH programs at the seventh and 
eighth grade levels will include 
mentorships for these students. 

The faculty and students are 
justifiably proud of the many 
service projects they sponsor for 
the needy of the community. Once 
again the donations for Project 300 
surpassed the previous year's 
totals. 



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The activity program continues to 
involve a large number of students. 
The majority of these programs are 
held after school. In the future, 
it is planned to offer some of these 
programs during an in-school 
activity period. 

For the first time, seventh and 
eighth grade foreign language 
students along with their instruc- 
tors made a three day trip to Quebec 
and Montreal. During their stay the 
McCarthy students interacted with 
the French students in a cultural 
exchange. 

The McCarthy PTO continues to be an 
active and involved organization. 
This year they have volunteered in 
the computer laboratory and have 
sponsored a number of fund raising 
efforts to support the outdoor 
environmental program. 

The administration and staff of the 
McCarthy Middle School are grateful 
for the support of the Chelmsford 
community. We will continue to 
direct our efforts to provide an 
atmosphere that allows our students 
to grow intellectually, emotionally, 
and physically. 



FROM THE CHELMSFORD HIGH SCHOOL 
MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT HEAD 



This text is now being used in our 
accelerated level of Algebra One. A 
committee of three high school 
mathematics teachers are now in the 
process of reviewing potential 
replacement texts for our calculus 
book which is outdated and in poor 
physical condition because of age 
and overuse. 

Our students continue to perform 
well above the national average in 
the mathematics section of the 
Scholastic Aptitude Test. As usual, 
our students did extremely well on 
the Advanced Placement Examinations 
in Calculus AB , Calculus BC and 
Computer Science. The high school 
Math League Team continues to 
perform well in all their competi- 
tive levels. In the Annual Mathe- 
matics Olympiad Level One Examin- 
ation, Chelmsford high school had 
four students who qualified as 
finalists. 

Due to decline in enrollment and 
budgeting constraints, the Mathema- 
tics Department staff was reduced by 
two teachers. No layoffs were 
necessary because of the retirements 
of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Fenton. The 
Town of Chelmsford remains fortunate 
to possess a highly motivated, well- 
qualified, dedicated and diversified 
mathematics teaching staff. 



The Chelmsford High School Mathe- 
matics Department continues to adapt 
its curriculum to meet the needs of 
all students while challenging every 
individual student to meet his or 
her potential. 

Although there were no dramatic 
changes in our curriculum content 
last year, the Mathematics Depart- 
ment adopted one new textbook. 
After months of intense review by a 
committee of five high school 
Mathematics teachers, the committee 
chose to adopt Merrill Algebra One. 



FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD OF BUSINESS 
EDDCATION 

The Business Education Department 
presently has six staff members with 
expertise in a wide range of 
Business and Distributive Education 
subject areas. In addition to the 
six staff members, the Department 
has a Business Resource Specialist 
for the Business Resource classroom. 
Monies for the position of Resource 
Specialist were granted to 
Chelmsford by the Federal Government 
as a result of efforts of Business 



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Department staff members in develop- 
ing the grant proposal. 

This past spring three Distributive 
Education Students competed in 
national competition in New Orleans. 
One of these students received 
recognition for finishing in the top 
ten nationwide. 

The Business Education Department 
also upgraded its computer lab this 
past summer with seventeen new 
Zenith computers for the Word 
Processing and Computer Programming 
classes . 



FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD FOR HOME 
ECONOMICS 7-12 

The goal of the Home Economics 
Program is to prepare students in 
life skills. The curriculum is 
designed to offer a wide range of 
courses to meet the needs and 
interests of the students. 

Home Economics begins at the 7th 
grade level with co-educational 
courses and continues with electives 
at the high school. The high school 
offers a wide range of classes 
including five different foods 
courses, family living, sewing, and 
child development. 

The Department continues to seek 
enhancement of professional skills 
and during this school year, three 
of our members will complete their 
Masters Degree. We also continue to 
apply for Federal grants and keep 
abreast of the many current methods 
and products in the field by 
belonging to our own professional 
organizations and attending work- 
shops throughout the year. 



FROM THE DIRECTOR OF CHAPTER I 

Chapter I is the bedrock on which 
Federal aid to elementary schools 
has been built. Chapter I grants 
are given to school systems who 
qualify, and are focused on low- 
achieving disadvantaged students. 
Chapter I programs have been very 
successful nationwide and also in 
Chelmsford. 

The project proposal was written by 
the Director of Humanities and 
Chapter I Director, sent to the 
State Department of Education, 
approved, and has been once again 
implemented in the town. 

Since 1975 Chapter I has been an 
integral part of the school system. 
Students are instructed in Reading 
and Math at the Harrington School 
(grades 1-2), the Parker School 
(grades 3-5), and the Westlands 
School (grades 1-5). 

Chapter I teachers work in small 
groups and strive to supplement and 
enhance classroom instruction. A 
very dedicated staff, well planned 
curriculum and cooperation with the 
classroom teacher make the Chapter I 
project in Chelmsford a very 
successful venture. 



FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD FOR SCIENCE 
6-8 

The major goal of the Science 
curricula, grades six through eight, 
is to develop in the students the 
skills of scientific investigation 
which involves not only measurement 
and laboratory techniques but also 
problem-solving situations. To 
accomplish this goal, the Science 
teachers employ a variety of tech- 
niques which involve note taking 
along with the keeping of a note- 
book, audio-visuals, oral exercises, 
laboratory activities and homework. 



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These techniques are used to develop 
organizational, listening, thinking 
and research skills. The sixth 
grade content involves units in • the 
life, earth and physical sciences as 
well as health, while the seventh 
grade curriculum stresses the life 
sciences and the eighth grade 
program involves geology, astronomy, 
meteorology and oceanography. 

The Science staff has been active 
this year organizing chemicals and 
other Science equipment to comply 
with updated safety requirements. 
In addition, members of the Depart- 
ment have been attending meetings, 
workshops and graduate courses in 
order to keep themselves abreast of 
innovations in Science curricula. 
The writing of new and enrichment 
lessons, the previewing of new 
materials, and the organizing of 
field trips, guest speakers and 
computer lessons are ongoing 
activities of Science teachers. 

The major goals of the Science 
Department are to provide a Science 
program which allows for concept 
building in middle school students 
and to keep curricula current with 
today's technology. 



FROM THE DIRECTOR OF GUIDANCE, K-12 

The Guidance Counseling Program in 
all Chelmsford Public Schools 
provides comprehensive services that 
are grouped into five functions: 
(1) Personal Counseling; (2) 
Education and Career Counseling; (3) 
Consultation; (4) Appraisal and (5) 
Referral. All five functions begin 
at the elementary level and continue 
through middle to high school. The 
performance of a particular coun- 
seling function varies from the 
elementary to the secondary level, 



but the function itself remains 
continuous throughout the school 
years. 

The Personal Counseling programs 
offer individual and group assis- 
tance to students with a focus on 
developing positive self-esteem and 
the good de c i s i o n -ma k i ng and 
problem-solving skills needed to 
handle normal lifetime situations. 

The Educational and Career Counsel- 
ing programs are designed to help 
students to identify their own 
skills, competencies, values and 
preferences which will allow them to 
establish a base of information 
about career alternatives and 
acquire knowledge of educational 
programs and their relationships to 
future career possibilities. 

The Consultation Services provide 
help to others dealing with stu- 
dents-administrators, teachers, 
parents, and specialists. Areas 
dealt with are test interpretation, 
behavior/learning problems, socio- 
emotional growth and school climate. 

The Appraisal Function is the 
systemwide testing service which 
includes group and individual 
testing to provide vocational, 
educational and psychological 
information. This year, all 
counselors have responsibility for 
the systemwide achievement testing 

(MAT6-Survey ) , Grades 2, 4, 6, 8, 
10; the State Basic Skills Testing, 
Grades 3, 6, 9; the State Assessment 
Testing, Grades 4, 8, 12; as well as 
Specific Individualized Testing, 
such as I.Q. and vocational aptitude 
and interest. 

The referral function is designed to 
refer those students at risk to 
appropriate public and private 
individuals and/or agencies. 

In order to carry out these five 



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functions effectively, the Guidance 
Department is staffed by seven 
guidance counselors and 3 1/2 
support personnel at the high 
school; three guidance counselors at 
the middle schools and one guidance 
counselor in each of the elementary 
schools . 

In June of 1987, Mr. Edward Balcom, 
Director of Guidance, retired from 
Chelmsford Public Schools after 25 
years of service to its children. 

On July 1, 1987, Mr. Raymond E. St. 
Onge became the new Director of 
Guidance, K-12. The Office of 
Guidance Administration was moved 
from the high school to Central 
Administration where it is easily 
available to all counselors, 
administrators, parents and the 
community at large. 

Following are pertinent statistics 
for the Class of 1987: 



Advanced Placement Program; 

In May of 1987, 75 students took 116 
Advanced Placement examinations with 
89.1% of the grades falling in the 
3-5 range. The program grades on a 
five-point college-level scale: 



5 - extremely well qualified 

4 - well qualified 

3 - qualified 

2 - possibly qualified 

1 - no recommendation 



Generally, AP grades of 4 and 5 are 
comparable to college grades of A 
and grades of 3 and 2 most compara- 
ble to college grades of B and C 
respectively. Many colleges will 
award a third to a full year of 
placement and credit to successful 
AP candidates. 



Scholastic Aptitude Test Scores : 



Post Secondary Education: 

In 1987, there were 537 graduates. 
Of those graduates, 460 went on to 
po s t - s e conda ry education which 
represents 86%. 



4 year colleges 398 (74%) 

2 year colleges 50 (9%) 

technical schools 12 (2%) 

Total post-secondary 460 (86%) 



In terms of noneducat ional place- 
ments, 64 students (12%) elected 
employment and 11 students (2%) 
joined the military. 



Chelmsford High School average 
scores for the class of 1987 
continue to be higher than the 
average Massachusetts and National 
scores . 

In the verbal area, Chelmsford 
scored 452 which is 17 points higher 
than the State average (435) and 22 
points higher than the National 
average (430) . 

In the math area, Chelmsford scored 
497 which is 23 points higher than 
the State average (474) and 21 
points higher than the National 
average (476) . 

When comparing the average scores of 
CHS Class of 1987 with 1986, little 
change was evidenced. The average 
verbal score in 1987 fell one point 
to 452, while the average mathemati- 
cal score fell five points to 497. 



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Summary of A/P Grades 













AP 


Grade 












5 


4 




3 


2 


1 




Total 


American History 






1 












1 


European History 




1 


7 








1 




9 


Eng. Lit. & Comp. 




2 


7 




8 


2 






19 


Biology 




1 


2 




4 








7 


Chemistry 




2 


2 




3 




1 




8 


Computer Science 




4 














4 


Math: Calculus AB 




5 


11 




6 


3 






25 


Math: Calculus BC 




6 


2 




1 


1 


1 




11 


French Lang. 




2 






2 


1 






5 


Spanish Lang. 






6 




6 


2 






14 


Art: Studio General 




2 


1 




3 








6 


Art: Studio Drawing 




1 














1 


TOTAL GRADES REPORTED 




26 


39 




33 


9 


3 




110* 


PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL 




23. 


6 35. 


5 


30.0 


8.2 


2. 


7 




* 6 of the exams were 


taken 


by f 


ive 


seniors 


in 


1986 or 1985. 


(110 in 1987; 5 in 1986 


; 1 


in 1985) 













Drop Out Rate ; 

The drop out rate at Chelmsford High School continues to decline. 
During the 1986-87 academic year, CHS had a total student 
enrollment of 2,085. The number of drop outs was 38, which 
represents a drop out rate of only 1.8%. 



ACADEMIC YEAR 1986-87 



Grades 9-12 



Boys 

Girls 

Total 



Employment 
5 
2 
7 



Req . To 

Leave 

6 

5 

11 



Voluntary 
Withdrawal 

10 

10 
20 



Total 
21 
17 
38 



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Chelmsford High School Job Fair : 

On May 6, 1987, personnel represen- 
tatives from over forty area 
companies participated in the annual 
Job Fair. Approximately 300 
students from Chelmsford High School 
and other local high schools 
attended the Fair. Students had the 
opportunity to speak to personnel 
representatives and interview for 
job openings in a diverse group of 
businesses and industries. The 
response from companies and students 
was enthusiastic and positive. 



Occupat ional 



Federally Funded 
Education Projects 



Chelmsford High School again 
received federal funds for several 
projects in collaboration with the 
Business and Guidance Departments. 
In the second year of the Special- 
ized Training for Placement in 
Industry Project, students received 
special training and instruction in 
keyboarding skills and office 
procedures using a variety of 
computer equipment and software. 
Ninety-six students in grades 10-12 
participated in the Specialized 
Training and Placement Program and 
found employment in area companies. 

Another successful federally-funded 
project was Computer Applications 
for Handicapped and Disadvantaged 
students. Staffed by an instruc- 
tional aide and Support Teacher/- 
Placement Coordinator, 89 students 
were given hands-on computer 
training in a variety of business 
application software programs and 
computer literacy skills. 

Students seeking part-time, perma- 
nent and summer employment, were 
assisted in job placement. Over 300 
students in all were placed in part- 
time employment, while 76% of non- 
college bound seniors seeking 



permanent employment found jobs 
through the Specialized Training and 
Placement Program. 

Chelmsford High School Career Center 

The CHS Career Center continues to 
be a model program of vocational, 
occupational and college information 
distribution. The Center is 
supplied with the most recent 
materials available in computerized 
and non -compu t e r i z ed fashion. 
Additionally, college represen- 
tatives, military personnel and 
industry liaison are scheduled 
frequently in the Career Center to 
meet with interested students. The 
Career Center is staffed by three 
highly efficient support personnel 
always ready to assist students, 
their parents, and the community-at- 
large. 



FROM THE RESODRCE INSTRDCTOR FOR 
GIFTED/TALENTED 

The Enrichment Program of Chelmsford 
(EPOCH) is now in its sixth year. 
EPOCH provides extended enrichment 
for those students who need a 
program beyond the regular class- 
room. 

A resource instructor was hired for 
the McCarthy Middle School this 
year, which allows for those 
students identified in the elemen- 
tary school to continue in the 
program at the middle school. A 
number of mentorships have been 
collection development and selection 
policies. There were 630 class 
visits to the Library; there were 
14,000 books checked out. For the 
first time, the high school Library 
was open to Chelmsford residents 
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 
6:30 - 9:00 P.M. 



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The middle school Library held its 
sixth annual book fair in June and 
raised $245.00 to purchase popular 
paperback books for the students. 
Sixth-grade classes visited the 
Library weekly to practice research 
skills, select books and work on 
classroom projects. There were 203 
class visits to the Library for the 
whole school; 18,748 books circu- 
lated. The computer/printer 
inherited from the high school Media 
Center simplified the Library's 
record keeping system. Plans were 
made to obtain computer equipment 
for the Electronic Bookshelf Program 
and for a microfiche reader for the 
NewsBank subscription. 

The elementary schools held their 
second annual Poetry Project which 
involved reading and writing poetry 
and carrying a poem in your pocket 
during children's Book Week in 
November; school read-ins were held 
in April with displays of teachers' 
favorite childhood books. A series 
of storytelling programs sponsored 
by the School and Public Libraries 
of Chelmsford (SAPLOC) gave the 
elementary Library staff and Public 
Library staff a chance to work 
together again to share ideas on 
reaching children through litera- 
ture. The Electronic Bookshelf 
Program at the Byam School generated 
a great deal of enthusiasm which is 
credited with causing a major 
increase in library use. This 
program will appear in the other 
elementary schools. The physical 
size of the South Row library was 
increased by removing a wall. The 
total circulation for the elementary 
school libraries rose from 88,384 to 
97,836 even though sixth grades had 
moved from the elementary schools to 
the middle school. 

This school year a total of 2,121 
audio visual software were checked 
out from the Instructional Media 



Center. The breakdown is as 
follows: 569 16mm films; 887 video 
tapes; 44 filmstrips; 8 filmloops; 7 
cassettes; 16 records. The above 
totals do not include the audio 
visual software kept by the indivi- 
dual schools. 

Our graphic artist produced numerous 
instructional aids, graphics, 
charts, slides, photographs, signs, 
logos, overhead transparencies and 
slide tape productions for student 
and faculty throughout the system. 
In addition, TV graphics and opening 
segments to shows were produced on 
Cable 43 along with a special 
animation series featuring the work 
of EPOCH students. Our audio visual 
technician completed the yearly 
maintenance check and made ongoing 
repairs throughout the year. With 
the purchase of a cataloging program 
called "Quick Card" and a computer, 
the cataloging department printed 
catalog cards and labels for 
approximately 2,000 new library 
acquisitions. The bibliographic 
data entered into Quick Card was 
uploaded into the high school 
Circulation Plus system. In the 
Spring the Circulation Department 
took an inventory of the high school 
library and weeded and repaired 
books . 

Cable 43 expanded its educational 
and public access programs. Some 
students had an opportunity to 
participate in two-way interactive 
TV learning courses sponsored in 
conjunction with the University of 
Lowell. An Educational Technology 
Grant written by Patt Moser was 
approved to transmit a Calculus II 
course from Chelmsford High School 
to Concord Hiqh School and a Russian 
course from Concord to Chelmsford 
over channels 42 and 43 in the Fall. 
Several workshops were held to train 
teachers how to use camcorders to 
reproduce video projects for their 



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schools. The access program, 
characterized by the use of com- 
nunity volunteers, staff and 
students has worked well in covering 
:own meetings: the policy to 
croadcast all town meetings live was 
reinstated. Also, the number of 
programs produced by the School and 
Public Libraries of Chelmsford 
(SAPLOC), and for the Elks, the 
Notary Club and the League of Women 
/oters has continued to open up 
community access at Cable 43. 

[t was prudent to purchase a new 
editing system during the Summer of 
L987 with capital improvement funds 
:o alleviate the post production 
crisis at the studio due to the 
Inordinate amount of down time for 
3ecks. The new equipment which 
Included decks, TEC's, monitors, and 
an audio mixing board were set up by 
:he staff and saved the expense of 
airing outside engineers. 

rhe station received the Best 
Educational Series Award for 
producing "Cover Stories" from the 
National Federation of Local Cable 
Programmers (NFLCP). 

rhe resignations of Patt Moser and 
3erry Rigby, the Program Supervisor 
Df Instruction Media and TV Special- 
ist, were received. Howard 
tfeitemeyer retired after 20 years of 
service as an audio visual techni- 
cian. 



FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR OF SPECIAL 
BDDCATION 

Massachusetts ' s Chapter 766 and 
Federal Government's Public Law 94- 
142, the education of Handicapped 
Zhildren Act, were enacted to assure 
that all handicapped children have a 
free and appropriate education to be 
provided by the local community. 



The Special Education Department in 
Chelmsford is responsible for 
providing effective programs and 
services for children, ages three 
through twenty-one, who are found to 
have special needs. Part of this 
responsibility is to assure that 
each handicapped student receives an 
education designed to meet his or 
her unique learning needs and to 
receive these services in the least 
restrictive environment. 

As of December 1, 1987 the Special 
Education Department had 781 
students registered to receive 
special education services which 
represents 14.6 percent of 
Chelmsford's total school enroll- 
ment. A staff of sixty-eight 
special education personnel develop 
and implement the individualized 
educational plans for these stu- 
dents. For those students with 
severe learning and/or emotional 
needs, Chelmsford provides for 
placement in private day or residen- 
tial schools as approved by the 
State Department of Education. 

For the 1987-1988 school year, the 
Chelmsford Special Education 
Department has a budget of 
$2,625,366 of which $196,790 is 
provided through grants by the 
Federal government. 

Programs are continually being 
refined and expanded to meet the 
diverse and unique needs of the 
students. Currently the trends, 
both nationally and within the 
state, have been toward a more 
aggressive Early Childhood Outreach 
Program and the development of Early 
Childhood Programs. The Chelmsford 
Special Education Department is 
among the fore-runners in developing 
model programs in this area. 
Additionally, we are broadening the 
programs in pre-vocational training 



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at the high school, and updating 
assessment procedures in the areas 
of learning disabilities and speech 
and language. 

In each of the schools, we have 
developed a cluster program, which 
is designed to use a team of special 
education and regular education 
personnel to teach special needs 
students in all skill and academic 
areas. This program is intended to 
provide greater coordination of 
programming and to reduce the stigma 
of being associated with resource 
room placement or just being in a 
special needs program. 

To keep abreast of current techno- 
logy, staff have been trained in the 
use of computers. Workshops were 
provided to assist staff in identi- 
fying and evaluating commercial 
software appropriate for special 
needs students. Computers are 
currently in place in resource rooms 
and learning centers. 

The parents of special needs 
students have formed a Parent 
Advisory Council on Special Educa- 
tion (mandated by Chapter 766 
regulations). The purpose of this 
council is to study and make 
recommendations to the school 
department in areas of special 
education and to facilitate communi- 
cation within the community regard- 
ing special education. 

The Merrimack Special Education 
Collaborative, in which Chelmsford 
participates, continues to provide 
effective and co s t -e f f i c i en t 
programs for children with low- 
incidence disabilities. Classes, 
held in Dracut and Tewksbury, 
service the needs of children from 
Chelmsford, Billerica, Dracut, 
Groton, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough and 
Westf ord. 



The Special Education Department, 
along with the Merrimack Special 
Education Collaborative, continues 
to provide pr e voca t i onal and 
vocational programs through the 
Center for Occupational Awareness 
and Placement (Project CO. A. P.). 
As a result, many students have been 
successfully place in field training 
sites and subsequently enter into 
full-time employment. 

The Special Needs Service Booklet, 
describing the Chapter 766 process 
and services provided by the school 
department, is available at the 
McKay and Adams Libraries and at the 
Special Education Office. 

The Special Education Department 
will continue its quest to provide 
effective and cost efficient 
programs and services for the 
children we serve. 



FROM THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY 
EDDCATION 

During 1987, the Office of Community 
Education showed additional growth 
and continues to be self-supporting. 

Our Evening Adult Education provides 
courses and programs three semesters 
per year - Fall, Winter, and Spring 
- as well as hosting extension 
campuses for Northeastern Univer- 
sity, Middlesex Community College, 
and Leslie College. 

Summer School, 1987 showed continued 
growth and offered remedial and 
enrichment programs for students in 
grades 2-12. 

As a result of last year's Childcare 
Needs Assessment, Chelmsford 
received a $78,000 grant from the 
State to expand and enrich our 
childcare programs. 



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The Office of Community Education 
continues to schedule the use of our 
school facilities, and oversee out- 
of-town tuition students, fund- 
raising and public relations for the 
School Department. 

We are proud of our accomplishments 
and wish to thank the town for their 
continued support. Community 
Education brochures outlining our 
courses and programs are mailed to 
all residents during August, 
December, and March. 



FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD OF ART 

The Art Department has experienced 
some set-backs caused by changes in 
enrollment and budgetary con- 
straints: 



Elementary: 



Only two of five elementary 
schools have full-time Art 
Specialists five days a week 
(the other three have full-time 
art specialists in the building 
on four days out of the week). 



Middle School 



Sixth grade has three different 
part-time Art Specialists 



High School: 



Teaching staff reduced by one- 
third 

Portfolio class time reduced by 
one-third 

Larger class sizes for both 
Studio and Portfolio programs 



Although these set-backs have 
negatively affected the Art program, 
the Art Department has done its best 
to minimize the loss. 

The Art Department head is now 
undergoing a thorough examination of 
various computer and other techno- 



logy applications in art as part of 
a Master's Program in Educational 
Technology through Fitchburg State 
University. As part of this 
program, the high school Art 
Department has purchased several 
computers through grant funding. 
Next year's report will document 
those findings. 



Chelmsford High School 










Scholastic Art Awards: 


1985 


1986 


1987 


1988 


Participating Students 


40 


55 


60 


35 


Total Entries 


101 


126 


167 


81 


Portfolios Submitted 


6 


9 


16 


6 


Portfolios Selected 


- 


_ 


2 


_ 


Honorable Mentions 


5 


6 


4 


2 


Gold Keys 


6 


11 


15 


9 


Blue Ribbons 


4 


8 


6 


- 


Gold Medals 




1 







IN CONCLUSION: 

The School Committee has once more 
attempted to match town need with 
sufficient funding in order to 
maintain an envied education 
program. Our students and staff 
will continue the QUEST FOR QUALITY. 
The School Department budget 
effectively implemented will greatly 
aid in this Quest. Sincere thanks 
once again are extended to Town 
Officials and Boards, to the School 
Personnel, the Parent Teacher 
Organizations, to the Parent 
Advisory Councils, to the School 
Improvement Councils, school 
volunteer workers, and to the 
citizens for their cooperation and 
assistance this past year. 

The School Committee wishes to 
extend the deep appreciation to the 
following staff members for their 
years of loyal and meritorious 
service and who have retired this 
past year: 



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Alan Bradshaw, Superintendent of 
Schools 

Edward Balcom, Director of Guidance 
Virgil Fenton, Mathematics Teacher- 
High School 

Mildred Fenton, Mathematics Teacher- 
High School 

David Otto, Science Teacher-High 
School 

Paul Dacey, Social Studies Teacher- 
McCarthy School 

Ann Preston, Social Studies Teacher- 
McCarthy School 

Carmela Wirtanen, Elementary 
Teacher-Parker School 
Ruth Byam, Manager, School Food 
Service-South Row School 
Nadine Keating, Manager, School Food 
Service-Westlands School 
Gertrude Boisvert, School Food 
Service Worker-High School 
Mary Caires, School Food Service 
Worker-Byam School 

Eileen Cassidy, School Food Service 
Worker-High School 



IN MEMORIAM 

The Community and the School 
Department were grieved by the death 
of Vincent Foderaro on February 9, 
1987. Mr Foderaro, Guidance 
Counselor at the McCarthy School, 
will long be remembered for his 
dedicated service to the school 
system and his devotion to the 
children of the Town of Chelmsford. 



Submitted by: 

William F. Mullin Ed.D 
Superintendent of Schools 



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SEWER COMMISSION 




John P. Emerson, Jr., Chairman 
Barry B. Balan, Vice Chairman 
Jean R. Organ, Clerk 
Evelyn Newman 
Jackie Sheehy 



The following is the annual Report 
for the Chelmsford Sewer Commission 
for the year 1987. 

Construction of the Phase IA sewer 
program in North Chelmsford began 
during April, 1987, with sewer 
installation of Contracts 85-3 and 
85-4, marking the initial stage of 
constructing the Town's wastewater 



collection system. While construc- 
tion of these contracts continued, 
three (3) additional North 
Chelmsford sewer construction 
contracts and two (2) Chelmsford 
Center Industrial Sewer District 
(CCISD) sewer construction contracts 
were advertised for public bid. The 
Chelmsford Sewer Commission and 
CCISD Commission opened bids with 
the following results: 



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Bid Opening 


Successful Bidding 


Contract 




Contract 
85-5 


Date 


Contractor 


Amount 
$1,993,390 


98 


April 23, 1987 


Albanese Bros., Inc. 






Dracut, - MA 






85-2 


June 2, 1987 


P. Gioioso & Sons, 
Inc., Hyde Park, MA 


3,116,593 


25 


Ind 87-1 


June 4, 1987 


The Middlesex Corp. 
Chelmsford, MA 


128,753 


52 


Ind 86-1 


Aug. 13, 1987 


D&C Construction Co., 
Inc., Norwell, MA 


2,734,611 


57 


85-1 


Sept. 23, 1987 


P. Gioioso & Sons, 
Inc., Hyde Park, MA 


2,029,500 


00 



The Commission is pleased to report 
that contract bidding remained 
competitive, as it was in 1986, with 
each contract averaging more than 
seven (7) bidding contractors. The 
seven (7) sewer contracts that have 
been awarded through 1987 total 
$12,180,600.00. This compares 
favorably to the engineer's estimate 
to $12,171,400.00 to do the work. 

In March, 1987, Contract 85-3 was 
awarded to Andreassi Bros., Inc. of 
Norwood, MA, the second low bidder, 
in the contract amount of 
$1,114,011.67. The lowest bid of 
$1,094,440.00, submitted by Fantoni 
Company, Inc., was rejected due to 
financial difficulties experienced 
by the contractor. 

In proceeding with the previously 
mentioned bidding and with the 
completion of the design of Contract 
85-1, Southwell Field Pump Station, 
and Contract 85-2, North Chelmsford 
Interceptor Sewers, the Sewer 
Commission applied for and received 
construction grants from the State 
DEQE - Division of Water Pollution 
Control as follows: 



Contract Date Offered 



Grant Amount 



85-1 July 9, 1987 $1,676,359 

85-2 April 29, 1987 $2,157,106 

In addition, the CCISD completed the 
design of Contracts IND 86-1 and IND 
87-1 and also applied for and 
received a $1,641,500 construction 
grant from the Division of Water 
Pollution Control on June 23, 1987. 
This particular grant program allows 
Chelmsford to receive grants every 
other year. However, the creation 
of the CCISD, a separate entity, 
allowed Chelmsford to apply for and 
receive additional grant monies. 

By the end of 1987, almost all sewer 
pipe within the roadways of the 
North Chelmsford sewer program had 
been installed with final permanent 
paving scheduled for Spring, 1988. 
Work off the roadways will continue 
through early 1988. This will 
include work on the Richardson Road, 
Wiede Street and Southwell Field 
Pump Stations. Construction of 
sewers serving the CCISD will 
continue throughout the Winter, 
also. It is anticipated that the 
entire Phase IA North Chelmsford 
sewer system will be fully opera- 
tional by early 1989. 



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Betterment assessments have been 
estimated and filed at the Registry 
of Deeds for the North Chelmsford 
project. Betterment payments will 
not be payable until the sewer 
system is operational. 

The design of the Chelmsford Center 
Interceptor Sewer Project Phase IB, 
is complete. Plans, specifications, 
and grant applications for construc- 
tion were also submitted to the 
Division of Water Pollution Control 
for Contract 86-1, Katrina Road Pump 
Station, and for Contract 86-2, 
Chelmsford Center Interceptor 
Sewers. Upon receipt of required 
permits, funding will be offered 
during February, 1988. These major 
sewer contracts will be advertised 
for bids in early 1988 and under 
construction early Spring, 1988. 
The Commission anticipates that all 
sewers and pumping facilities in 
Chelmsford Center will also be 
available for use in early 1989. 

The Commission will apply for 
construction grants during April, 
1988 for the remaining Phase IB 
lateral sewers in Chelmsford Center 
and a portion of the Phase IIA 
lateral sewers which serve the 
Warren Avenue, Turnpike Road, 
Kensington Drive project area. We 
anticipate receiving a $3,000,000 
State grant during June, 1988, which 
is the earliest that such a grant 
can be issued. Design plans and 
specifications are also being 
developed for the remaining Phase 
IIA service area, including: the 
Chelmsford High School, Harrington 
School, and Parker School area, plus 
Wightman Street; the Golden Cove 
Road/Billerica Road area; the 
Bridge Street area; and the 
Turnpike Road, Warren Avenue and 
Kensington Drive area. Sewer 
construction in some of these areas 
can be expected as early as Spring, 
1988. 



During November, 1987, a Project 
Information Form (PIF) report was 
submitted to the Division of Water 
Pollution Control for the Phase IIB 
project areas, including the Old 
Stage, Farms II, and Domenic Drive 
areas. This is the first step in 
applying for another $3,000,000 in 
construction grants anticipated to 
be received during June, 1990. 

During 1987, the sewer construction 
program continued to receive 
resounding voter approval with 
appropriations of $7,100,000 and 
$3,900,000 at the Annual Town 
Meeting of April, 1987, and the 
Special Town Meeting on November 30, 
1987 respectively. 

As sewer construction continues and 
in response to an ever increasing 
work load, the Commission now has a 
full-time Principal Clerk, 
Jacqueline A. Sheehy, in addition to 
Evelyn L. Newman, our Departmental 
Assistant. A full-time Sewer 
Superintendent will be hired in 1988 
to manage the sewer system on a 
daily basis. A full-time sewer 
maintenance person will be also 
hired during early 1989, and 
additional full-time clerical help 
will be required by April, 1989 to 
assist in processing betterment 
assessments, sewer connection 
permits, and user charge billing. 

With sewer construction expected to 
be ongoing for many months to come, 
the Sewer Commission has adopted a 
quarterly newsletter program. The 
newsletters provide progress and 
scheduling information for all sewer 
construction work throughout the 
Town. Distributions are made to the 
entire Town population and locally 
affected businesses. 

Now that the first phase of sewer 
construction is on-going, the Sewer 
Commission will continue to actively 



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pursue funding for future phases, 
and also continue to maximize the 
construction grant funding programs. 



Respectfully submitted, 

CHELMSFORD SEWER COMMISSION 

John P. Emerson, Jr., Chairman 
Barry B. Balan, Vice Chairman 
Jean R. Organ, Clerk 



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TREASURER/TAX COLLECTOR 



Department Members: 

James R. Doukszewicz, Treas- 
urer/Tax Collector 

Florence M. Ramsay, Asst. 
Treasurer 

Margaret M. Mullen, Asst. Tax 
Collector 

Lorraine D. Parkhurst, Payroll 
Coordinator 

Bettie A. Osborne, Senior 
Clerk, Med. Ins. & Accts. 
Receivable 

Joan L. McCabe, Senior Clerk, 
Accts. Payable 

Donna M. Rogers, Part-time Sr. 
Clerk, Data Entry 

Judith A. Olsson, Part-time Sr. 
Clerk, Municipal Lien Certificates 



Balance of funds as of 7-1-86 
Receipts through 6-30-87 
Paid out on warrants 

Fund Balance as of 6-30-87 

Breakdown of Fund Balance as of 6-30-87 

Cash in banks* 

Fed. Revenue Sharing Funds** 

Non-revenue Funds*** 

Total 



$ 4,889,611.00 

74,421,148.00 

(72,086,184.00) 

$ 7,224,575.00 



$ 3,610,135.00 

218,406.00 

3.396,034.00 

$ 7,224,575.00 



* Includes funds in money market accounts, comp. balance 
accts., non-invested funds, etc. 

** Program has been discontinued now. Funds on hand will be 
spent in full soon. 

*** These are the unspent proceeds from bond issues, and tempor- 
ary note sales, largely due to sewerage project ongoing now. 



NOTES: 



125 



This fiscal year proved to be a 
tight one, initially, and the 
Department heads were asked to cut- 
back budgets by the FIN.COM. As a 
result, I cut out funds for sea- 
sonal, peak-period, help and summer, 
vacation-time, help from my budget, 
as well as most of the funds for 
overtime hours. These reduced hours 
caused me to close the office to the 
public on Wednesdays so that my 
staff and I could accomplish weekly 
tasks on a timely basis. 

These Wednesday closings will be 
continued indefinitely as hours cut- 
back in this year's budget are not 
expected to be restored in the 
upcoming budget year. 

Bond sales held on 7-1-87 and 12-22- 
87 covered the costs of Capital 
Improvement Projects approved at the 
ATM of 1986, and the purchase of the 
cranberry bog land and the first 
$5,000,000.00 in sewer construction 
costs. The term of maturity ranges 
from four (4) years to ten (10) 
years, and the rates of interest 
went from 4.99% to 6.70%. 

More bond sales are scheduled for 
each July 1st and December 15th for 
similar purposes (sewerage, capital 
projects, Senior Center construc- 
tion) . 

Sewerage costs and the Senior Center 
construction costs have been 
exempted from Proposition 2 1/2 
fiscal constraints, and will have an 
impact directly on the tax rate as 
of Fiscal 1989 (tax bills issued in 
fall of 1988 and spring of 1989). 

Some more foreclosures on land 
parcels for which the property taxes 
went unpaid during prior fiscal 
years were conducted, and efforts to 
get the land back on the tax rolls 
are proving successful with sale to 
abutters and other interested 



parties being arranged through the 
office of the Board of Selectmen. 

Drivers licenses continue to be 
revoked (suspended) for the non- 
payment of back auto excise taxes, 
with hearings being conducted 
periodically at the Lowell Registry 
of Motor Vehicles. 

Much borrowing on a temporary basis 
to cover the costs of approved 
projects prior to completion and the 
sale of bonds for their final costs 
is going to take place next year as 
it did this year. Efforts to 
minimize the periods for which these 
temporary notes are outstanding will 
continue next year as they did this 
year to keep interest costs as low 
as possible. In 1987, some 
$300,000.00 was spent for short-term 
borrowing. 

In 1988, I estimate some $350,000.00 
will be spent on similar short-term 
loans. 

Estimated tax bills will most likely 
go out in 1988 as the Assessors' 
Office will be recertifying the 
assessed valuations of all proper- 
ties in Chelmsford. This process 
occurs by law every three fiscal 
years. Revenues needed to pay the 
operating costs of the Town cannot 
be delayed until a final tax rate is 
known during this revaluation 
process and I have urged that 
estimated tax bills be used for the 
bills due out in the fall of 1988. 
In 1987 bills went out one. month 
late in the fall and no revaluation 
process was underway. It seems 
highly unlikely that a longer delay 
in setting a tax rate will not be 
the case in 1988, and so the use of 
estimated first-half tax bills is 
almost a certainty at this time. 



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I urge all taxpayers to pay by mail 
(when possible) as the time spent on 
over-the-counter transactions keeps 
my staff members from getting other 
work tasks done. The use of the 
black box (outside the front door) 
at the Town Office Building is one 
way of assisting my staff in 
expediting work loads during the 
normal business day. RECEIPTS CAN 
BE OBTAINED ON MAILED PAYMENTS BY 
ENCLOSING A SELF-ADDRESSED, POSTAGE- 
PAID, ENVELOPE IN WITH THE CHECK AND 
BILL. 



Retired employees are likewise urged 
to pay their medical insurance 
premiums and life insurance premiums 
through the mail as well. 

Lastly, I urge all to participate in 
the Town Meeting process so that all 
can see firsthand where all the 
growth funds from construction in 
the Route 129 corridor and elsewhere 
in Town (condos), have been spent 
and will be spent in the future. 

Yours truly, 



James R. Doukszewicz 



APPOINTED TOWN OFFICIALS 



Town Accountant , Ernest Day 

Term Expires 1990 

Board of Selectmen Executive Secretary 
Bernard F. Lynch Term Expires 1988 

Town Counsel , James M. Harrington 

Term Expires 1988 

Police Chief , Raymond P. McKeon 

Term Expires 1988 

Deputy Police Chiefs , Pennryn D. Fitts, 
James C. Greska 

Fire Chief , Robert L. Hughes 

Term Expires 1988 

Deputy Fire Chief , James A. Sousa 

Cemetery Superintendent , Frank R. Peterson 
Term Expires 1988 

Park Superintendent , Donald P. Gray 

Term Expires 1988 



Director of Public Health , Richard J. Day 
Term Expires 1988 

Assistant Director of Public Health , 
John P. Emerson, Jr. Term Expires 1988 

Board of Health Physician 

Michael J. Dean, M.D. Term Expires 1988 

Town Nurse , Judith Dunigan 

Term Expires 1988 

Town Engineer , James E. Pearson, P.E. 
Term Expires 1988 

Assistant Town Engineer , Anthony Ma 

Term Expires 1988 

Superintendent of Streets 

Harold E. Gray Term Expires 1988 

Michael A. Crory Appt ' d Jan. 4, 1988 

Inspector of Animals , Dr. Martin A. Gruber 
Term Expires 1988 

Building Inspector, Anthony Zagzoug 

Term Expires 1988 



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Wiring Inspector, Francis E. Cunningham 
^ Term Expires 1988 

Gas Inspector , Neal C. Stanley 

Term Expires 1988 

Plumbing Inspector, William H. Shedd 
Term Expires 1988 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 

Anthony C. Ferreira Term Expires 1988 

Council on Aging Director 

Martin J. Walsh Term Expires 1988 

Kathleen M. Robinson Resigned Mar 1987 

Superintendent of Public Buildings 
Robert Deletetsky Term Expires 1988 
William W. Edge Resigned Sep 1987 

Veterans' Agent , Mary K. McAuliffe 

Term Expires 1988 

Dog Officer , Franklin Warren 

~" Term Expires 1988 

Assistant Dog Officer , Brian Rappe 

Term Expires 1988 

Insect/Pest Control Officer 

Richard J. Day Term Expires 1988 

Hazardous Waste Coordinator 

Richard J. Day Term Expires 1988 

Assistant Town Clerk, Elizabeth L. Delaney 



Assistant Treasurer , Florence Ramsay 

Assistant Town Accountant , Mary Villare 

Administrative Assistant to Executive 
Secretary , Judith E. Carter 

Board of Selectmen's Clerk , 
Beth A. Cutrumbes 

Sewer Department Assistant , 
Evelyn L. Newman 



Sewer Department Clerk , 
Jacqueline A. Sheeny 



Planning Board Clerk , Christine Gleason 

Board of Appeals Clerk , Conservation 
Commission Clerk , Marjorie Hennessy 

Recreation Commission Clerk , 
Lorraine Murphy 

Finance Committee Clerk , Susan Olsen 

Personnel Board Clerk , Louise Beauchesne 

Rent Control Board Clerk 
Elizabeth Kopicko 

Historical Commission Clerk , Historic 
District Commission Clerk , 
Mary Caffelle 

Highway Department Foremen , 
Pearl Koulas 
Arthur Deschaine 
Frederick Greenwood 



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TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



TOWN OF CHELMSFORD 
BALANCE SHEET 
JUNE 30, 1987 



CASH: 

GENERAL: 

IN BANKS 
INTEREST BEARING 



PETTY CASH 



DUE FROM CHELMS INDUS SEWER DIST 



ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: 



PERSONAL PROPERTY 1987 
PERSONAL PROPERTY 1986 
PERSONAL PROPERTY 1985 
PERSONAL PROPERTY 1984 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE 1987 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE 1986 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE 1985 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE 1984 



DEPARTMENTAL: 

OFF DUTY WORK DETAILS 
PUBLIC BUILDINGS (RENT) 
CEMETERY 

LOANS AUTHORIZED: 

SEWER CONSTRUCTION 
SCHOOL CAPTL IMPROV 
TOWN/SCHOOL CAPTL IMPROV 
CONSERVATION LAND PURCHASE 
SR CITIZEN CENTER 



OVERDRAWN OVERLAY ACCOUNTS: 
LEVY OF 1982 
LEVY OF 1983 



REVENUE: 

FISCAL YEAR 1988 



855,330 
2,754,805 



218,406 
3,396,034 



14,782 
8,421 
3,505 
3,387 

87,609 
37,157 
23,511 
12,037 



44,312 
2,080 
9,090 



15,995,000 
540,150 

4,411,501 
863,000 

1,987,000 



LIABILITIES AND RESERVES 



$7,224,575 
605 



377,146 
62,000 



160,314 
131,611 



$68,918,664 



WARRANTS PAYABLE 






$600,915 


NOTES PAYABLE: 








BOND ANTICIPATION 






7,198,670 


PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS 






346,860 


GUARANTEE DEPOSITS 






4,953 


UNCLAIMED ITEMS 






20,609 


SALE OP CEMETERY LOTS 






25,292 


SALE OF REAL ESTATE 






82,767 


EXCESS SALE LAND LOW VALUE 






28,455 


GIFTS FROM INDIVIDUALS: 








COUNCIL ON AGING 




655 




LIBRARY 




707 




RECREATION 




959 




HEALTH 




242 




SCHOOL 




709 


3,272 


FEDERAL AND STATE GRANTS: 








REVENUE SHARING 


218 


,406 




DEPARTMENT OF HUD 




112 




DEPT OP COMMUNITY AFFAIRS 


5 


,310 




DEPT OF ELDER AFFAIRS 


4 


,275 




DEPT OF PUBLIC WORKS 


117 


,301 




SECRETARY OF STATE 


26 


,584 




MASS BUDGET BUREAU 


2 


■ 927 




PUBLIC LAW 874 


21 


,538 




OTHER SCHOOL GRANTS 


76 


,434 




OTHER TOWN GRANTS 


28 


,159 


501,046 


REVOLVING FUNDS: 








SCHOOL 


142, 


,281 




RECREATION 


3, 


,602 




CULTURAL COUNCIL 


4, 


,910 




OUTSIDE DETAIL 


5, 


,145 


155,938 


LOANS AUTHORIZED AND UNISSUED 






16,597,981 


RESERVE FUND-OVERLAY SURPLUS 






68,178 


OVERLAY RESERVED FOR ABATEMENTS: 








LEVY OF 1984 


55, 


301 




LEVY OF 1985 


165, 


780 




LEVY OF 1986 


227, 


065 




LEVY OF 1987 


88, 


913 


537,059 


FUNDS RESERVED FOR APPROPRIATION 






102,973 


APPROPRIATION BALANCES FORWARD 






1,193,586 


CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNT: 








CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS 


1,260 


,053 




SCHOOL BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS 


190 


,528 




SEWER CONSTRUCTION 


1,891 


,614 




CONSERVATION LAND PURCHASE 


43 


,889 


3,386,084 


REVENUE RESERVED UNTIL COLLECTED: 








MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE 


160 


,313 




TAX TITLES I POSSESSIONS 


131, 


,611 




WATER LIENS 


1, 


,710 




DEPARTMENTAL 


55, 


,482 




PETTY CASH 




605 


349,721 


OVERESTIMATED ASSESSMENTS: 








COUNTY TAX 


19, 


131 




SPECIAL EDUCATION 


8, 


963 




REGIONAL TRANSIT 




97 


28,191 


SURPLUS REVENUE: 








RESTRICTED 


298, 


218 




UNRESTRICTED 


1,567, 


640 


1,865,858 


APPROPRIATIONS VOTED FROM 








REVENUE SHARING 






215,225 


APPROPRIATION CONTROL FY 1988: 








REVENUE 






35, 60S, 031 






$68,918,664 



129 



TOWN OF CHELMSFORD 



DEBT ACCOUNTS 



JUNE 30, 19B7 



NET FUNDED OR FIXED DEBT: 



SERIAL LOANS: 

INSIDE DEBT LIMIT: 
GENERAL: 

SEWER DESIGN 



SERIAL LOANS: 

OUTSIDE DEBT LIMIT: 
GENERAL: 
SCHOOLS 



370,000 
$1,230,000 



TOWN OF CHELMSFORD 
TRUST AND INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS 
JUNE 30, 1987 



TRUST AND INVESTMENT FUNDS: 

IN CUSTODY OF TREASURER 

IN CUSTODY OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 

IN CUSTODY OF SELECTMEN 



IN CUSTODY OF TREASURER: 

GEO. W. BARRIS-VARNEY PLAYGROUND 
51,654,841 CONSERVATION FUND 
WRIGHT RESERVATION 
113,829 STABILIZATION FUND 

INSURANCE SINKING FUND 
912 EDUCATIONAL COLLABORATIVE 
POLICE SPECIAL ACCOUNT 
GROUP INS CLAIMS CHAP 32B 
12,366 CEMETERY FUNDS: 

GEO. W. BARRIS MEMORIAL 
PERPETUAL CARE 
ADAM EMERSON 
CHRISTOPHER ROBY 
VILEATA S. DOUGLAS 
BAPTIST POND CEMETERY 



55,134 

68,161 

3,645 

891,331 

69,616 

893 

16 

111,578 

9,425 
457,299 

1,188 
15,961 
19,335 

1,239 



IN CUSTODY OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES: 
AMOS F. ADAMS 
GEO. W. BARRIS 
PRANCES CLARK 
CLEMENT FUND 
ALBERT H. DAVIS 
FREDERICK B. EDWARDS 
NATHAN B. EDWARDS 
VICTOR E. EDWARDS 
ADAM EMERSON 
ORA FLINT 
GEORGE MEMORIAL 
THOMAS P. PROCTOR 
SERLINA RICHARDSON 
JOSEPH E. WARREN 
GERTRUDE WRIGHT 
AARON GEORGE-CEMETERY FUND 



31,230 

275 

10,948 

30,096 

1,306 

4,436 

397 

2,167 

266 

1,980 

3,353 

20,816 

711 

303 

2,470 

3,075 

113,829 



IN CUSTODY OF VETERANS 

EMERGENCY FUND COMMITTEE: 
VETERANS EMERGENCY FUND 



DEBT STATEMENT 



BOND ISSUE 



INTEREST 
RATE 



OUTSTANDING 
6-30-86 



PAYMENTS 
1987 



OUTSTANDING 
6-30-87 



PRINCIPAL 
DUE 1988 



INTEREST 
DUE 1988 



WESTLAND-HARRTNGTON SCHOOLS 
BYAM SCHOOL 
SEWER DESIGN 



4.30 
6.00 
4.40 



225,000 

400,000 





155,000 

100,000 





70,000 
300,000 
860,000 



70,000 
100,000 
250,000 



3,010 
15,000 
32,340 



130 



FEDERAL REVENUE SHARING 
FISCAL YEAR 1987 



CASH BALANCE JULY 1, 1986 



PLUS RECEIPTS: 

ENTITLEMENTS RECEIVED 
INTEREST EARNED 



LESS AUTHORIZED APPROPRIATIONS: 
POLICE SALARIES 
FIRE SALARIES 
RECREATION - SOUTHWELL FIELD 



CASH BALANCE JUNE 30, 1987 



172,694 
13,992 



100,000 

100,000 

16,885 



$248,605 

186,686 
435,291 

216,885 
$218,406 



CHANGES IN SURPLUS REVENUE 



BALANCE JULY 1, 1986 

DEDUCTIONS: 

AUDIT ADJUSTMENTS 
TAX TITLES TAKEN 
APPROPRIATIONS STM 12-08-86 
REDUCE TAX RATE 1987 



ADDITIONS: 

TAX TITLES REDEEMED 
TAX DEFERRED PAYMENT 
EXCESS 1985 TAX LEVY 
EXCESS ESTIMATED RECEIPTS 
UNEXPENDED APPROPRIATIONS 
OMITTED ASSESSMENTS 

BALANCE JUNE 30, 1987 



2,732 
146,407 
219,448 
852,000 



104,435 

8,283 

1,640 

197,848 

491,485 

11,354 



$2,271,400 



1,220,587 
1,050,813 



815,045 
$1,865,858 



UNRESTRICTED 

RESTRICTED (REDUCE 1988 TAX RATE) 



$1,567,640 
298,218 

$1,865,858 



GENERAL REVENUE: 
TAXES : 

PERSONAL PROPERTY 

REAL ESTATE 

FARM ANIMAL EXCISE 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE 

TAX TITLE REDEMPTIONS 

LIEU OF TAXES-STATE PROPERTY 

LIEU OF TAXES -VETERANS ABATEMENTS 

ELDERLY EXEMPTIONS 

HOTEL-MOTEL TAX 



1986 



1987 





479,571 




469,055 


19 


,222,556 


21 


,413,375 




533 







1 


,828,348 


1 


,604,552 




212,796 




102,248 




12,378 




11,834 




9,967 




20,429 




29,903 




45,952 









116,943 


21, 


,796,052 


23 


,784,388 



131 



FINES AND PERMITS: 
COURT FINES 

PERMITS, FEES & LICENSES 
ALCOHOLIC 



GRANTS AND GIFTS: 
COUNTY : 
DOG FUND 

TOTAL GRANTS FROM COUNTY 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: 
PUBLIC LAV; 87 4 
REVENUE SHARING 



AID TO EDUCATION 

SCHOOL BLDG ASSISTANCE 

SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM 

TUITION-TRANS STATE WARDS 

SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 

AID TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES 

HIGHWAY-CHAPTER 81 

HIGHWAY AND TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT 

LOCAL AID FUND 

VETERANS BENEFITS 

DEPT OF ELDER AFFAIRS 

SCHOOL GRANT PROGRAMS 

DIV OF WATER POLLUTION CONTROL 

ARTS LOTTERY COUNCIL 

CHAPTER 90 REIMBURSEMENT 

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL TUITION 

CHAPTER 90 CONSTRUCTION GRANT 

OTHER STATE GRANTS 



MUNICIPAL INDEBTEDNESS: 

ANTICIPATION OF REVENUE 
BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES 
OTHER TEMPORARY NOTES 



INTEREST INCOME: 
TAXES 
DEPOSITS 

FEDL REVENUE SHARING 
MISC 



UNPAID WARRANTS -CURRENT YEAR 
REFUNDS: 



155,427 


169,117 


423,516 


347,818 


28,030 


27,330 


606,973 


544,265 




============== 


3,272 


3,331 


3,272 


3,331 


11,226 


9,282 


573,243 


172,694 


584,469 


181,976 


4,168,544 


4,353,144 


128,562 


128,562 


232,741 


299,778 


8,501 


15,397 


497,853 


586,930 


24,624 


36,990 


138,929 


145,738 


148,672 


148,672 


3,145,938 


3,954,352 


36,239 


18,511 


5,901 


7,463 


305,932 


613,851 


181,807 


270,795 


12,792 


16,002 


178,068 


189,146 


113,480 





158,845 


158,845 


262,811 


74,567 


9,750,239 


11,018,743 


13,000,000 


17,000,000 


4,260,900 


9,038,670 


103,295 


503,940 


17,364,195 


26,548,610 


113,046 


122,853 


153,457 


205,003 


18,130 


13,992 


12,064 


11,506 


296,697 


353,354 


382,893 


600,915 


13,029 


15,782 



132 



INDIVIDUALS: 

LIBRARY-CARRIAGE HOUSE 
LIBRARY-PURCHASE OF BOOKS 
COUNCIL ON AGING 
BOARD OF HEALTH 
SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
RECREATION COMMISSION 



LOWELL REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY 



3,243 





4,061 


1,508 


3,375 


4,273 


000 





1,800 


11,821 


2,454 


3,949 


15,743 


21,551 


23,391 


26,281 



CHELMSFORD CENTER INDUSTRIAL 
SEWER DISTRICT 

DEPARTMENTAL RECEIPTS: 
SELECTMEN 

TREASURER/COLLECTOR 
TOWN CLERK 
POLICE 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS 
HIGHWAY 
DOG OFFICER 
VETERANS BENEFITS 
MISC 

SALE OF TOWN PROPERTY 
RECREATION REVOLVING FUND 



SCHOOL: 

CAFETERIA LUNCH SALES 
TUITION, RENTS & MISC 
ATHLETIC PROGRAMS 



58,000 



675 


7,650 


50,056 


44,580 


4,992 


6,223 


26,166 


24,657 


31,450 


30,242 


370 


680 


953 


16,691 


2,352 


1,643 


80,613 


56,526 


50,000 





1,561 


2,777 


249,188 


191,669 


539,356 


565,415 


352,825 


397,331 


51,650 


74,334 


943,831 


1,037,080 



13,039 



16,853 



CEMETERY: 

SALE OF LOTS AND GRAVES 

INTERNMENTS 

P/C BEQUESTS 



TOTAL DEPARTMENTAL RECEIPTS 



11,820 
17,565 
23,880 



53,265 
1,259,323 



10,135 
14,938 
22,405 



47,478 



1,293,080 



133 



AGENCY, TRUST & INVESTMENT: 
PAYROLL WITHHOLDINGS 
CEMETERY P/C INTEREST 
LICENSES DUE COUNTY 
LICENSES DUE STATE 
LIBRARY TRUST FUNDS 
WATER DISTRICT LIENS 
STABILIZATION FUND 
OUTSIDE DETAIL 
MERRIMACK EDUCATION CENTER 
TAILINGS 

PERFORMANCE BONDS 
OTHER TRUST FUNDS 
SALE OF TAX POSSESSION PROPERTY 



TOTAL RECIPTS 

CASH BALANCE ON HAND JULY 1, 



8, 


,229,191 


8, 


,710,326 




52,260 




33,500 




6,659 




2,269 




1,887 




2,188 




11,138 




4,636 




6,215 




7,153 




364,076 




48,260 




247,462 




364,572 




120,507 




140,029 




7,400 




4,673 




3,000 




3,000 




4,950 




820 




28,456 







9, 


,083,201 


9 


,321,476 


61 


,179,477 


73 


,771,752 


4 


,922,085 


4 


,389,611 


66 


,101,562 


78 


,661,363 



DISBURSEMENTS 



1986 1987 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT: 
MODERATOR 
SELECTMEN 
ACCOUNTING 
TREASURER/COLLECTOR 
ASSESSORS 
TOWN CLERK 
PUBLIC BUILDINGS 
LAW 

ELECTIONS 
REGISTRARS 
FINANCE COMMITTEE 
PLANNING BOARD 
BOARD OF APPEALS 
PERSONNEL BOARD 
CONSERVATION COMMISSION 
HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION 
CONSTABLE 
COUNCIL ON AGING 
TOWN CELEBRATION COMMITTEE 
TOWN ENGINEER 

TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

PUBLIC SAFETY: 

POLICE DEPARTMENT: 

SALARIES 1,962,577 1,974,136 

EXPENSE AND OUTLAY 220,627 205,487 

PURCHASE CRUISERS 60,000 60,000 

MUTUAL AID 2,000 1,800 

EQUIPMENT AND REPAIRS 16,156 170,692 



300 


300 


123,578 


142,040 


87,404 


150,354 


179,918 


191,830 


191,158 


182,392 


97,638 


103,737 


115,401 


152,712 


69,403 


64,690 


13,171 


31,015 


31,080 


32,008 


2,189 


2,176 


16,212 


19,852 


5,177 


6,014 


650 


637 


10,437 


10,445 


1,137 


1,837 


1,612 


1,465 


130 


279 


90,561 


97,321 


236 


328 


51,162 


75,884 


1,088,554 


1,267,376 



TOTAL POLICE DEPARTMENT 2,261,360 2,412,115 



134 



FIRE DEPARTMENT: 
SALARIES 

EXPENSE AND OUTLAY 
EQUIPMENT AND REPAIRS 

TOTAL FIRE DEPARTMENT 



MISC. PROTECTION: 
HYDRANT SERVICE 
TREE WARDEN 
INSECT PEST CONTROL 
INSPECTION 
DOG OFFICER 
ANIMAL INSPECTOR 
SEALER OF WEIGHTS & 
CIVILIAN DEFENSE 



1,968,667 


2,412,866 


111,570 


114,646 


293,224 


60,538 


2,373,461 


2,588,050 


78,350 


78,900 


21,708 


9,572 


12,012 


8,227 


163,989 


154,001 


40,886 


28,127 


1,400 


1,400 


2,080 


2,240 


2,799 


2,653 


323,224 


295,120 



PUBLIC HEALTH: 

SALARIES AND EXPENSE 
LANDFILL CLOSURE 
MOSQUITO CONTROL 
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 



SEWER COMMISSION: 

SALARIES AND EXPENSES 
PROFESSIONAL FEES 
SEWER PLANS & DESIGN 
SEWER CONSTRUCTION 
DRAINAGE PROJECTS 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: 
SALARIES 
EXPENSES 

WASTE COLLECTION 
SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL 
SIDEWALKS 

PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT 
DRAINAGE CONSTRUCTION 
RESURFACE STREETS 
CHAPTER 90 CONSTRUCTION 



STREET LIGHTING: 



VETERANS BENEFITS: 

SALARIES AND EXPENSE 
CASH AND MATERIAL GRANTS 



111,833 
9,917 
8,531 
5,693 


128,448 

301,326 

2,964 




136,024 


432,738 


32,368 

21,452 

661,600 






72,049 

49,929 

603,746 

1,851,686 

12,982 


715,420 


2,600,392 


502,550 

379,733 

1,014,652 

317,853 

3,400 

147,982 

15,874 

208,310 

226,328 


563,672 
422,488 
1,182,333 
453,406 
5,625 
242,763 
151,388 
337,217 
189,146 


2,816,682 


3,548,038 


130,853 


126,040 


47,251 
45,538 


52,373 
50,639 


92,789 


103,012 



LIBRARIES: 

WAGES AND SALARIES 

EXPENSE 

BOOKS AND PERIODICALS 

CARRIAGE HOUSE RENOVATION 

GIFTS FROM INDIVIDUALS 

AUTOMATION OF RECORDS 



PARKS AND RECREATION: 
PARKS 

VARNEY PLAYGROUND 
RECREATION COMMISSION 
EDWARDS MEMORIAL BEACH 
PARK - NEW TRUCK 



333,610 


390,188 


68,833 


80,892 


84,040 


105,485 


2,890 


3,227 


3,613 


2,178 


592 


5,520 


493,578 


587,490 


39,358 


43,466 


5,155 


5,327 


00,109 


63,279 


760 


900 





11 ,000 


125,382 


123,972 



UNCLASSIFIED: 

MEMORIAL DAY 

TOWN CLOCK 

TOWN & FINANCE COM REPORTS 

MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM 

ELDER SERVICES OF MERR VALLEY 

NMAC ASSESSMENT 

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS 

CULTURAL COUNCIL 

CULTURAL COUNCIL REVOLVING 

CABLE TV COMMISSION 

CONSTRUCT SR. CITIZEN CENTER 

CONSTRUCT NEW DOG POUND 

CONSERVATION LAND PURCHASE 

BILLS OF PRIOR YEARS 

MEDICAL EXPENSES RETIRED 

POLICE AND FIRE 
MOBILE HOME RENT CONTROL BOARD 
TRAFFIC STUDY-CHELMS ST 6, NORTH RD , 
HUD REPAYMENT ACCOUNT 
FLAG POLE - NO COMMON 
DESIGN RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY 
PRELIMINARY PROJECT STUDIES 
TOWN HISTORY PROJECT 



AGENCY, TRUST & INVESTMENT: 

FEES & LICENSES DUE STATE & 

PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS 

RETIREMENT-PENSION EXPENSE 

STATE AND COUNTY ASSESSMENTS 

CEMETERY P/C BEQUESTS 

TAX LEVY REFUNDS 

PERFORMANCE BONDS 

MISC TRUST FUNDS 

WATER DISTRICT LIENS 

OUTSIDE DETAILS 

MERRIMACK EDUCATION CENTER 

TAILINGS 

KI3C REFUNDS 



998 

597 

5,042 

8,695 

1,800 

8,631 

33,914 

24 

12,849 

3,099 

18,754 

7,451 



1,022 

4,066 

304 
17,700 
14,122 


26,531 
10,750 





1,909 
600 
7,438 
8,500 
1,800 
8,845 

28,956 
100 

15,639 
3,087 

31,101 

38,097 

819,111 

2,535 

1,868 

531 

44,800 

4,405 

5,200 

21,263 



5,000 





176,349 


1 


,050,796 


COUNTY 


5,033 




8,906 




8,285,810 


8 


,442,024 




858,851 




939,208 




511,904 




457,613 




23,330 




30,150 




174,139 




85,497 




3,000 




3,000 




20,688 




4,686 




6,053 




12,741 




237,278 




381,788 




120,507 




129,212 




50 




2,187 




920 









10,247,563 


10 


,497,012 



136 



INTEREST-LOANS: 

ANTICIPATION LOANS 243,255 187,336 

BONDED DEBT 43,340 46,442 



286,595 233,778 



PRINCIPAL-LOANS: 

ANTICIPATION OF REVENUE 13,000,000 17,000,000 

BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES 2,560,600 3,940,300 

BONDED DEBT 255,000 255,000 

SHORT TERM NOTES 1,027,033 507,940 



16,042,533 21,703,240 



INSURANCE: 

PROPERTY LIABILITY & ALL TYPES 
CHAPTER 32B 



SCHOOLS : 

SALARIES 

EXPENSES 

PURCHASE BAND UNIFORMS 

PURCHASE TRUCK 



SCHOOL REVOLVING FUNDS: 
CAFETERIA 
ATHLETICS 
ADULT EDUCATION 
CIVIC ACTIVITIES 
LOSS OF BOOKS 

OUT OF TOWN STUDENT TUITIOI 
SUMMER SCHOOL 
CHILD CARE 
GRANT ACCOUNTS 
OTHER REVOLVING 
GIFTS & DONATIONS 



REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL: 
SCHOOL RENOVATIONS 



CEMETERIES: 
SALARIES 

EXPENSE AND OUTLAY 
IMPROVEMENT & DEVELOPMENT 
BEAUTIFICATION P/C TRANSFER 
SPRINKLER REPAIR - TRUST TRANSFER 
NEW ROOF 
NEW TRUCK 



523,670 
930,745 




588,960 
953,586 


1,454,415 


1 


,542,645 


14,425,589 

3,639,556 

10,000 

16,777 


14 
3 


,921,867 

,972,361 






18,091,922 


18 


,894,228 


784,157 

53,193 

94,552 

35,016 

5,652 

57,397 

37,844 

100,699 

429,771 








892,652 

73,220 

83,424 

62,428 

4,899 

9,733 

41,861 

104,755 

641,342 

4,889 

11,112 


1,598,281 


1 


,930,365 


536,337 




664,691 


892,668 




203,952 


144,593 

25,282 

21,800 

4,875 

2,776 








163,943 

27,315 

7,226 

7,543 

2,419 

25,290 

15,103 


199,426 




248,844 



137 



rS PREVIOUS YEAR: 



TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 

CASH BALANCE ON HAND JUNE 3 



32D,435 



61,211,951 
4,889,611 



66,101,562 





382, 


,893 


71, 
7, 


,436 
,224, 


,788 
,575 


78, 


,661 


,363 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, MA 

Dear Board Members: 

I hereby respectfully submit my 
report of the Highway Department for 
the year ending December 31, 1987. 

The 1987 year was, as usual, a very 
productive year for the Highway 
Department. Ample funds were voted 
into the budget and a full schedule 
of work was completed. 

Most of the time were short-handed, 
however, I would like to commend 
the members of the Highway Depart- 
ment for their accomplishments 
during the past year. With the 
determination and diligence of the 
personnel, work schedules were 
completed. 

I wish to express my appreciation to 
all town officials and the various 
Departments for the fine cooperation 



given to me and the Highway Depart- 
ment. Also, a "thank you" to all 
the residents who called and wrote 
to me expressing their gratitude. 

This will be my last town report. I 
am leaving this position shortly 
after the first of the year. I have 
enjoyed working for the Town of 
Chelmsford and its people. It has 
been a stimulating challenge and I 
will never forget the experience, 
excitement, and satisfaction 
involved. Thank you for all 
courtesies and considerations. 

Asphalt Resurfacing Account 

Bituminous Concrete Type 1-1 was 
used to resurface the following 
streets : 



Graniteville Road 



Wes t f o r d Town 
Line to School 
St. 



138 



Groton Road Main St. to 

Sheila Ave. 
ccri: School St . 

Loiselle Ln . 

Bradford Road Main St. to 

Dayton St. 

Riverneck Road Marshall St. to 

Charlesgate Road 

Fenwick Drive 

Wildes Road 

Craig Road 

Thomas Drive 

Temi Road Nadine Rd . to 

Billerica Road Riverneck Rd. to 

Golden Cove Road Billerica Rd 

Biltmore Avenue 
Pleasant Avenue 

Liquid asphalt was used to make 
15,000 tons of a cold asphalt mix 
and to resurface and seal the 
following streets: 



Main 


S t . 


Sheila 


Ave. 


Schoo 


1 St . 


Loiselle Ln . 


Main 


S t . 


Dayton 


St. 


Marsha 


11 St. 


Go r ham 


St. 


Entire 


road 


Entire 


road 


Entire 


road 


Entire 


road 


Entire 


road 


Nadine Rd . 


Craig Rd. 


Riverneck Rd 


Hildreth St. 


Billerica 


intersection 


En t i r e 


road 


Entire 


road 



Arbutus Avenue 
Sycamore Street 
Spruce Street 
Walnut Road 
Chestnut Avenue 
Garland Road 
Gilbert Road 
Buckman Drive 



Scott Drive 
Priscilla Avenue 
Radcliffe Road 
Castlewood Drive 
Princess Avenue 
Charlemont Court 
Diane Lane 



Winslow Road, from Rack Road to 
Thomas Drive, was excavated, 
graveled and resurfaced with 3 
inches of binder and 2 inches of 
bituminous concrete top. 

Chapter 90, Construction Account 

The Chapter 90 Account is being held 
in escrow until the balance is large 
enough to complete the last section 
of Acton Road. 

Drainage Account 

Drainage projects for 1987 are as 
follows : 



Algonquin Road 

180 feet 27" PVC plastic pipe 

Parker Road 

55 feet 12" ACCM pipe, one basin 

Proctor Road 

230 feet 12" R.C. pipe, two basins 

Galloway Road 

repair basins at 30" culvert 

Turnpike Road 

80 feet 12" aluminum perforated pipe 
18 feet 12" PVC plastic pipe, two 
catch basins 

Hillside Lane 

50 feet 15" aluminum pipe 

Hunt Road 

40 feet 12" steel coated pipe 

Westford Street 

60 feet 6" perforated aluminum pipe 

Monmouth Street 
completion of drainage 

Acton Road 

18 feet 10" aluminum pipe 

Robin Hill Road 

30 feet 12" PVC plastic pipe, two 

catch basins, 120 feet ACCM pipe 

Sleigh Road 

construction of new basin 

Riverneck Road 

45 feet 18" R.C. pipe, one catch 

basin 

Sprague Avenue 

30 feet 15" aluminum pipe 

Carleton Avenue 

15 feet 12" aluminum pipe 

Meadowbrook Road 

repair flood damage to four 60" 

pipes 



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Warren Avenue 

90 feet 12" PVC pipe, 316 feet 12" 

R.C. pipe, 758 feet 18" PVC pipe, 

360 feet 18" CMP, 61 feet 21" R.C. 

pipe, seven manholes, 13 catch 

basins 

Locust Road 

26 feet 30" perma-loc, 910 feet 27" 
PVC plastic pipe, 70 feet 24" R.C. 
pipe, 300 feet 21" ACCM, 100 feet 
R.C. pipe, 425 feet 15" pipe, 180 
feet 12" PVC plastic pipe, 390 feet 
18" R.C. pipe. Also 11 manholes, 10 
catch basins. Approximately 1300 
feet stone trench and approximately 
100 feet cobble stone swale trench. 
Approximately 220 ton of bituminous 
binder surface applied. 

The maintenance of all streets was 
carried out in the usual manner. 
This includes the street sweeping, 
basin cleaning, basin repairs, 
cleaning of culverts and easements 
along brooks, patching pot holes and 
washouts, erection of street signs, 
painting traffic lines and cross 
walks, guard rail repair, gravel 
patching, sanding, salting, snow 
plowing and snow removal, and other 
types of general maintenance. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Harold Gray 
Supt. of Streets 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT ROSTER 

Superintendent of Streets 

Harold E. Gray 

Foremen 

Arthur G. Deschaine 
Frederick VI. Greenwood 

Supervisor of Central Operations 

Pearl Koulas 



Clerk 

Shirley Fletcher 

Grader Operator 

Arthur L. Newcomb 

Mechanics - Heavy Equipment 

Bobby Loyd 

John C. Ferreira, Jr. 

Engineering Equipment Operators 

Roy J. Costa 
Dennis Greenwood 
Walter J. McLaughlin, Jr. 
Richard J. Soucier 

Truck Drivers. Laborers 

Gary E. Beaulieu 
John J. Cronin 
James T. Crotty 
Mickey Dearborn 
Robert Dearborn 
Frederick J. Dillon 
Lawrence Ferreira 
Steven K. Harvey 
Ernest Howland 
Richard Jensen 
Joseph Oczkowski 

Laborers 

Leslie L. Dukeshire, Jr. 
Kenneth R. Burroughs 



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ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Dear Board Members: 

I hereby submit my report for the Engineering Department for the 
year ending December 31, 1987. 

This year the department reviewed a combination of 32 site plans 
and subdivisions for the Planning Board. We continue to monitor 
the construction of subdivision roadways for conformance to Town 
standards. 

Also this year, with the help of funding from the Sewer Commis- 
sion, we hired five temporary employees from the University of 
Lowell to locate and map the Town's drainage pipes and struc- 
tures. Very instrumental in this project and others was the 
purchase of an electronic transit complete with integral elec- 
tronic distance measurement. 

Another project this year was the design and construction layout 
of roadway and drainage improvements of Locust Road from High 
Street to Robin Hill Road. 

In the coming year we hope to design and implement a curb cut 
policy; revise and implement the street opening bylaw; design 
several drainage improvements from the priority list and begin 
research into computer aided drafting software. 

We would like to thank other departments for their assistance and 
cooperation throughout the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James E. Pearson, P.E. 
Town Engineer 



141 



INSPECTIONS DEPARTMENT 



Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, MA 

Dear Board Members: 

This year has been a busy one for the Department. Building 
permits and electrical permits are up 35% and 20% respectfully. 
Total fees collected by the Department was $333,063, an increase 
of $97,496 over last years total. I do not foresee any slowdown 
in 1988. 

I wish to thank my staff, Milton Kinney, Local Inspector, Francis 
Cunningham, Inspector of Wires, Bill Shedd, Plumbing Inspector, 
Neal Stanley, Gas Inspector and Catherine R. Curran and Karen C. 
Flynn, principal clerks, for their assistance and support 
throughout the year. 

Respectfully, 

Anthony F. Zagzoug 
Inspector of Buildings 

The following is a breakdown of the permits issued for the year: 



Permits Issued: 




Total Fees 


1987 




Collected 1987 


Building 


1027 


$233,756. 


Wire 


1348 


43,864. 


Gas 


786 


15,875. 


Plumbing 


784 


29,413. 


Signs 


98 


4,535. 


Cert, of 






Occupancy 


31 


1,240. 


Cert, of 






Inspection 


95 


3,800. 


Yard Sales 


116 


580. 


TOTALS 


4285 


$333,063. 



142 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 




ROBERT L. HUGHES 
FIRE CHIEF 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Fiscal "87" proved to be a very 
progressive year in the fire service 
and we are happy to say fire loss 
was low. 

Due to the cooperation of the 
officers, firefighters and office 
staff, I feel that in my first year 
as Chief of the Department we have 
made great strides. 

With today's demanding conditions, 
there is a need for upgrading in 
areas such as fire stations and fire 
equipment. The fire stations are in 
the process of being upgraded to 
coincide with an energy audit done 
by Massachusetts Electric. Through 
our capital planning program we have 
received and put in-service a "state 
of the art" rescue truck and new 
midi pumper which is being housed at 
Engine 5 in South. 



The town voted a new fire alarm 
truck at the special town meeting 
last year. This will go into 
service this year. This will be a 
great help in meeting the demands of 
the fire alarm system throughout the 
town. 

Although fire loss is on the down 
grade because of fire prevention, 
sprinklers and smoke detectors, 
today's hazardous liabilities are on 
the up-swing. 

We lost three firefighters in "87". 
The untimely death of firefighter 
Harold J. Pierce, Jr., saddened the 
department. Captain Ronald J. 
Sawicki retired through disability 
and firefighter Donald Weber retired 
through superannuation. Due to this 
change four new men were appointed 
to the department, namely, Fire- 
fighters Kevin Clarke, Robert 
Villare, Arthur Rivard, Leslie 
Merrill and Jesse Foster. 



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We hope to continue to serve the 
town in the best possible manner and 
wish to thank you for your support 
in the past and in the future. 

I would also like to thank the town 
officials and employees for the 
great cooperation given the fire 
department during the past year. 



For the men in the department - many 
thanks and my appreciation for your 
support in my first year as chief 
and for your continued high standard 
of courage shown in the past. 

Respectfully submitted: 

Robert L. Hughes 
Fire Chief 



Veh. Bldg. Medic Mutual Inv 
Auto Asst. Aid 



Jan. 

Feb. 

Mar. 

Apr. 

May 

Jun. 

Jul. 

Aug. 

Sep. 

Oct. 

Nov. 

Dec. 



7 
5 
6 
10 
5 
6 
9 
9 
7 
6 
3 
6 



14 
10 

8 
7 
4 
5 

1 
2 
4 
4 
6 

65 



32 
38 
29 
39 
50 
47 
59 
48 
41 
56 
52 
50 



1 
2 
5 
1 

2 
1 



1 


13 



Inv. 


Out- 
side 


Ser. 


False 
Alarm 


Total 


61 


3 


9 





129 


51 


2 


8 


1 


117 


50 


14 


5 


4 


121 


77 


22 


89 


4 


249 


55 


21 


12 


2 


149 


60 


16 


10 


9 


155 


77 


29 


9 


7 


191 


71 


14 


15 


8 


166 


57 


8 


9 


6 


130 


69 


7 


14 


6 


162 


57 


17 


6 


7 


147 


64 


5 


9 


1 


139 


749 


158 


195 


57 


1,857 



CHELMSFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATIONAL CHART 



CLERICAL : MARY ANN KOULAS 

MARTHA DESAULNIER 



CHIEF: ROBERT L. HUGHES 

MECHANICS: GEORGE FETZER 



ANTHONY VACCARO 



FIRE PREVENTION : CHARLES S. GALLOWAY 
CAPTAIN 



DEPUTY CHIEF: JAMES A SOUSA 



CAPT. SPINNEY 



CAPT. SCHRAMM 



CAPT.CURRAN 



CAPT.BOERMEESTER 



FIREFIGHTERS: 

ANDERSON, ARTHUR 
MAGIERA, EMIL 
DEPALMA, JOHN 
CADY, WILLIAM 
BURKE, WILLIAM 
NOLET, EDWARD 
JAMER, WILLIAM 
MILLER, RICHARD 
STANTON, BRIAN 
CAMPBELL, DAVID 
CONLIN, MARK 
CLANCY, DAVID 
CINCEVICH, ANTHONY 
VILLARE, ROBERT 



FIREFIGHTERS: 

BENNETT, ROBERT 
DREW, DONALD 
TONKS, GERALD 
O'NEIL, RICHARD 
MARTIN, LEO 
VARGELETIS, DENNIS 
CURRAN, WILLIAM 
SPINAZOLA, JOSEPH 
FROBESE, ERNEST 
JOHNSON, PETER 
UBELE, JOHN 
REID, JOHN 
KEOHANE, WILLIAM 
MERRILL, LESLIE 



FIREFIGHTERS: 

WETHERBEE, PETER 
CONLIN, FRANCIS 
HADLEY, WILLIAM 
ADLEY, WALTER 
GRENON, RICHARD 
MCTEAGUE, MICHAEL 
CURRAN, JAMES 
RIDLON, MICHAEL 
KYDD, RAYMOND 
DALTON, WILLIAM 
MISKELL, THOMAS 
CARROLL, JOHN 
CAMPBELL, WM. 
REID, JAMES 



FIREFIGHTERS: 

HADLEY, JACK 
HENDERSON, PAUL 
CUTTER, JAMES 
FLAHERTY, JAMES 
HAYES , PAUL 
GOODE, TERRANCE 
REID, DANIEL 
GELINEAU, DAVID 
KEOHANE, DENNIS 
DONOVAN, BRUCE 
HADLEY, DAVID 
CLARKE, KEVIN 
RIVARD, ARTHUR 
FOSTER, JESSE 



RETIREES: 



HAROLD J. PIERCE, JR. 
RONALD J. SAWACKI 
DONALD WEBER 



(DECEASED 2/13/87) 

4/1/87 

4/26/87 



144 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



I herein respectfully submit for 
your information and review, the 
Annual Report of the Police Depart- 
ment for the year 1987. 

At the present time the department 
is made up of 52 permanent officers. 

Chief of Police: 



Raymond P. McKeon 

Deputy Chief of Administration : 
James C. Greska 

Deputy Chief of Operations : 
Pennryn D. Fitts 

Captains: 

Armand J. Caron 
John J. Mack 
Philip N. Molleur 

Sergeants: 

Leslie H. Adams 
Robert M. Burns 
Steven Burns 
Lance R. Cunningham 
Raymond G. McCusker 
John 0. Walsh 

Criminal Bureau: 

Sergeant William R. McAllister 

Inspectors : 

Brian F. Mullen 
James F. Murphy 
Timothy F. O'Connor 
Eugene W. Walsh 
Ernest R. Woessner, Jr. 

Drug/Alcohol Control Unit: 

Sergeant Francis X. Roark 



Juvenile Officer: 

Kenneth R. Duane 

Patrolmen: 

Richard A. Adams 
Edgar L. Auger 
Paul E. Cooper 
Alan Cote 
Bruce Darwin 
John J. Donovan 
James T. Finnegan 
William J. Floyd, II 
Francis P. Kelly 
Martin Krikorian 
Russell H. Linstad 
John M. McGeown, Jr. 
Peter C. McGeown 
Debra Metcalf 
James F. Midgley 
Gail Mullen 
Thomas A. Niemaszyk 
John E. Redican 
Paul Richardson 
Chandler J. Robinson 
Edward M. Rooney 
E. Michael Rooney 
Michael M. Stott 
William S. Strobel 
Francis J. Trudel 
Scott Ubele 
William R. Walsh 



Matrons 



Kimberly Camplese 
Kelly A. Fortin 
Barbara W. Gibb 
Michelle Guillemette 
Karen Leonard 
Kimberly Martin 
Jo-Ann Molleur 
Karen M. Pierro 
Paula A. Rogers 



Inspectors: 

Jared S. Finnegan 
Roland E. Linstad 



Principal Clerks: 
Karen Leonard 
Karen M. Pierro 



Community Services & Safety Officer 
Patrick W. Daley 

Crime Prevention Officer: 
Joseph R. Gamache 



Senior Clerks: 



Marie K. DiRocco 
Mary Jane Grant 
Jo-Ann Molleur 



Custodian 



John P. Curran 



RECEIPTS TURNED OVER TO THE TOWN 



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Photocopying Machine 

$8,322.00 

Firearm Permits 

Bicycle Registrations 

Firearms Identification 
Cards 

Court Fines 

Photographs 

Police Detail Account- 
Service Charge 

15,489.28 

Miscellaneous 

Parking Fines 

Restitution 

Total Receipts Returned 
to the Town 



1986 

$4,089.75 

1,064.00 
5.50 

433.00 

155,427.50 

388.00 

10,330.02 

203.13 

16,350.00 

7,120.24 

$195,411.14 



1987 



1,305.00 
11.00 

422.00 

193,730.00 

544.00 



6,330.00 
15,120.00 
14,053.20 



$255,326.98 



ARRESTS 



Crimes Against Persons 
Crimes Against Property 
Crimes Against Public Order 



DISPOSITION OF CASES IN 1987 



1987 

72 
178 
367 



Fines 96 

Placed on Probation 25 
Suspended Sentence and Placed 

on Probation 8 

Placed on File 43 

Not Guilty Finding 3 

Dismissed with Probable Cause 7 
Ordered to Pay Court Costs and 

Continued Without a Finding 99 
Committed to Youth Service 

Board 1 

Committed to MCI Walpole 1 

Committed to MCI Concord 

Committed to MCI Billerica 15 
Turned Over to Other Out-of-Town 

Police Departments & Courts 16 
Cases Pending and Continued in 

the Courts " 308 
Placed on Alcohol Safety 

Program 36 



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MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS 



1986 



1987 



Calls Answered by Cruisers 
Summons Served 
Licenses Suspended 
Accidents Reported 
Personal Injuries Reported 
Fatal Accidents 
Mileage of Cruisers 
Special Property Checks 

(Auxiliary Police) 
Station Lockups 
Citations Issued 
Parking Violations 
Doors & Windows Found Open 
Detoxification Unit 



12,446 


11,862 


637 


752 


137 


832 


1,935 


2,150 


483 


537 


1 


3 


371,600 


380,200 


8,200 


5,750 


636 


729 


4,081 


3,568 


1,492 


1,462 


57 


54 


126 


112 



The Chelmsford Police Department 
with 54 other surrounding cities and 
towns continued its Inservice 
Training program at the Northeast 
Regional Police Institute located on 
the grounds of Tewksbury Hospital. 
Each officer in our department will 
attend for one week to be upgraded 
in Criminal Law, Court Procedure, 
Officers Survival, Evidence, Use of 
Force, Civil Liability, Crisis 
Intervention, Stress & Sensitivity 
Training. Training and knowledge 
will continue to be our goal in 
1988. 

At the present time 28 members of 
the Police Department have received 
college degrees to date, and 12 
additional officers are presently 
enrolled in degree colleges and 
universities . 

This year, as in the past several 
years, the Town was able to save 
several thousand dollars by pur- 
chasing new Police Cruisers through 
the Greater Boston Police Council. 

In a continuing effort to upgrade 
the quality of Police Service to the 
Town of Chelmsford, many officers 
attended specialized training 
schools run by the Massachusetts 
Criminal Justice Training Council, 



to increase their expertise in the 
Law Enforcement Field. 



SCHOOLS ATTENDED IN 


1987 


1 


man 


Motor Vehicle Law 




Truck Regulations 




1 


man 


Hazardous Materials 




1 


man 


Scared Stiff 




1 


man 


Tactical Training 




1 


man 


Basic Arson 




1 


man 


U.S. Secret Service 


Fraud 






Seminar 




2 


men 


Police Prosecutor Training 






Program 




2 


men 


Child Abuse Seminar 




6 


men 


Firearm Instructor 








Recertification 




1 


man 


Bank Security 




1 


man 


Shotgun Instructor 








Recertification 




1 


man 


F.B.I. Firearms Instructor 






School 




1 


man 


Background Investiga 


tion 






Techniques 




2 


men 



147 



ACTIVITY OF THE CHELMSFORD POLICE 
DEPARTMENT DRUG/ALCOHOL CONTROL UNIT 
DURING 19 87 

During 1987, the Chelmsford Police 
Department Drug/Alcohol Control Unit 
consisting of Supervisor/Sgt . Frank 
Roark and Inspectors Jared Finnegan 
and Roland Linstad continued to be 
actively engaged in investigations 
and apprehensions. Several drug and 
alcohol arrests were made and many 
convictions resulted in prison 
sentences . 

A general breakdown of arrests 
during 1987 is as follows: 



Possession with Intent or Distribution 

of Controlled Substances 6 

Possession of Controlled Substances 27 
Public Drinking and/or Minor Transporting 

Alcohol 52 

O.U.I. 6 

Miscellaneous Motor Vehicle Violations 1 

Lewd & Lascivious, Indecent A&B, etc. 18 

Warrants 3 

Miscellaneous Crimes 6 

Protective Custody 5 

Total 124 



The unit has continued its surveil- 
lance program of known locales of 
drug activity with a visible 
reduction of overt drug usage and 
dealing. 

In an effort to aid the uniformed 
officers and address an ongoing 
nuisance, the unit has been focusing 
on gangs of youths drinking, several 
times arresting 4 or more people. 

In keeping with the Commonwealth's 
attack on the drunk driver problem, 
the unit conducted several Selective 
Enforcement Operations. This is a 
high visibility deterrent oriented 
program, where a certain section of 
roadway is targeted, and motor 
vehicles stopped for any observable 
violations. The unit's officers 
work in uniform and marked cars, 
focusing their efforts at identify- 
ing drug or alcohol impaired drivers 
and drug or alcohol violations. 



We had several notable arrests 
during the year. These included the 
arrest of a federal parolee (for 
arms dealing to Iran) by ourselves 
and the Massachusetts State Police 
for possession with intent to 
distribute marijuana, and a handgun. 
We also arrested 2 people for 
dealing cocaine, the culmination of 
an undercover investigation involv- 
ing Marshall's Warehouse employees. 
During the year we made a seizure of 
over 600 "hits" of LSD, arresting a 
long targeted dealer, who had been 
previously arrested as a juvenile 
with a similar amount of LSD. Two 
Lowell people were arrested for drug 
trafficking following the undercover 
sale of 1 oz. of cocaine to Inspec- 
tor Finnegan. 

During the year we periodically 
worked in an undercover capacity in 
the rest areas of Route 3, address- 
ing the problem of overt homosexual 
activities and its accompanying drug 
and alcohol problems. Several 
arrests have been made at this 
particular site. 



In summary, 1987 was a productive 
year for the Drug/Alcohol Control 
Unit, and continued success is 
expected in 1988. 

I would like to express my sincerest 
appreciation to the Board of 
Selectmen and all town officials, 
departments, and committees for the 
excellent cooperation given to the 
Police Department and also congratu- 
late all police and civilian 
personnel of this department for 
once again, maintaining their high 
performance standards. 

Sincerely, 

Raymond P. McKeon 
Chief of Police 



148 



AUXILIARY POLICE 

This year was a very productive year 
for the Auxiliary Police. We 
continue to add new officers to the 
ranks, however, the Auxiliary 
suffered a significant loss this 
year. It is with great sadness that 
I report the death of Auxiliary 
Captain Edward Norton. Ed was an 
original member and founder and 
served the town unselfishly for more 
than thirty years. His friendship, 
knowledge, and dedication will be 
greatly missed by all who knew him. 

This past year we had five officers 
graduate from the Massachusetts 
Criminal Justice Training Council 
Reserve Officers Academy in 
Tewksbury. The Academy meets once a 
week on Saturdays for sixteen weeks 
and covers criminal and motor 
vehicle laws, traffic control, 
report writing, and police proce- 
dures. The officers are certified 
in CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resusci- 
tation), First Aid, and Firearms. 

The Auxiliary Officers assisted the 
regular police department with the 
Memorial Day Parade, Middlesex 
County Kennel Club Dog Show, 
Chelmsford High School Graduation, 
July 4th Parade Festivities, 
Halloween security for the school 
buildings as well as assisting the 
regulars at numerous accidents. The 
Auxiliary assisted Civil Defense 
during the spring floods, and went 
house to house pumping out cellars 
with portable pumps supplied by 
Civil Defense and the Chelmsford 
Fire Department. 

The Auxiliary Police performed 1,400 
house checks, 4,350 school and town 
property checks, and donated a total 
of 5,338 man hours to the town. The 
Auxiliary continues to sponsor the 
Explorer Scout Law Enforcement Post 
#370, and we assist them in training 
and coordinating their activities. 



I would like to thank the scouts and 
all the Auxiliary Officers and their 
families for donating so much of 
their time to the Town. I would 
like to thank the Board of Selectmen 
for their support, the Chief and 
Deputy Chiefs, and the officers of 
the Police Department for their 
support and assistance over the past 
year. 

Respectfully submitted: 

Sergeant Raymond G. McCusker 
Director Auxiliary Police 



ROSTER 



Director ; 

Sergeant Raymond G. McCusker, 
Chelmsford Police Department 

Auxiliary Officers: 
John Auger 
Kenneth Berger 
Russell Bovill 
Kim Camplese 
David Crouse 
George Fetzer 
Eric Gordon 
Daniel Houston 
Laura Lavoie 
David Leo 
Kim Martin 
Daniel McLarney 
Erik Merrill 
Lanning Molleur 
John Oczkowski 
Fred Pomerleau 
Brad Poole 
Kevin Proulx 
Edward Quinn 
James Quinn 
Dave Ramsay 
Ralph Roscoe 
Joseph Shields 
James Spinney 
Michael Taplin 
Paul Villare 
Steven Vowels 
Craig Walsh 



149 



VETERANS SERVICES 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen and residents of the Town of 

Chelmsford, I am submitting the annual report of the activities 

for this department as Veterans' Agent and Investigator for the 
year of 1987. 

Veterans' benefits is a state mandated organization duly author- 
ized under Chapter 115, MGL Section 1 through 5. Two valued 
services are provided. One pertains to assistance with federal 
benefits under the Veterans' Administration, the other to 
financially aid and give assistance to qualified veterans and 
their dependents under Veterans' Benefits. 

The Cash and Material Grant of $53,000.00 from the Town of 
Chelmsford is reimbursed 75% by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. 



Veterans Administration/Federal Expenditures - Town of Chelmsford 

Compensation to veterans' service-connected death $ 9,500.00 

Dependents Indemnity Compensation (DIC) 215,000.00 

Sons, daughters, wives and widows education 28,000.00 

Specially adapted housing for disabled veterans 4,200.00 

Veterans' death pension " 206,500.00 

Veterans' disability compensation 1,900,000.00 

Veterans' disability pension 2,300,000.00 

Veterans' insurance and indemnities 218,650.00 

Veterans' re-adjustment training 195,800.00 
Veterans' burial awards and miscellaneous 

benefit payments 42,000.00 
Vocational rehabilitation training for disabled 

veterans 6,100.00 



Presently, I serve as Vice-Chairman of the Auditing and Finance 
Committee for the Massachusetts Veterans' Agents Association. 
Also, serve on their Executive Board. I continue to be active 
with Middlesex County Veterans' Agents association and hold 
membership in American Society of Notaries. I wish to express my 
appreciation to Town Officials, "Spirit of Christmas", American 
Legion Posts 212 and 313 and other civic organizations for their 
continued cooperation during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted: 



Mary K. McAuliffe, LSW 
Certified Veterans' Agent 



150 



BOARD OF APPEALS 



Members 



Daniel Burke, Chairman 
Robert Kydd, Vice Chairman 
Gustave Fallgren 
Eileen Duffy 
Harold Organ, Jr. 



Alternates 



Robert Scharn 
Ronald Pare 
James Flynn 



Clerk 



Marjorie Hennessy 



HEARING STATISTICS 

Total Granted Denied 

Variances 122 98 24 
Special 
Permits _15 _13 _2 

137 111 26 



The Board continues to meet twice a The future use of land is still the 
month as in 1986 and there continues most important responsibility of the 
to be a high percentage of zoning Board of Appeals. 
violations found by lending insti- 
tutions as property is sold. On behalf of the Board, I would like 

to take this opportunity to thank 
A new focus has descended on the all Town Boards and Officials for 
Board of Appeals during 1987, that their cooperation during 1987. 
being "Comprehensive Permits". 

Respectfully submitted, 

These permits allow major develop- _ . , _, . _, . 
m«r,4-o ~„ „„,!! i^*-r. ~-P i = „ ,3 „u ; „^ Daniel Burke, Chairman 
ments on small lots or land, which 

are marginal building tracts, under 
our current standards, at best. The 
Board will process these permits 
with extreme care and will only 
grant these permits with proper 
input from other Town Boards and 
only after obtaining proper engi- 
neering data. 



151 



CIVIL DEFENSE COMMITTEE AND 
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 



CIVIL DEFENSE COMMITTEE AND OFFICE 
OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 

Walter R. Hedlund, Emergency 

Coordinator 

Kathryn Brough 

Melvin deJager (resigned 8/87) 

George R. Dixon 

Raymond Day 

William W. Edge 

Deputy Pennryn D. Fitts 

Captain Charles S. Galloway 

Donald Savage 

The Emergency Management Committee 
(Civil Defense) has been very active 
this past year with a State of 
Emergency being declared April 17, 
1987 due to excessive flooding 
throughout various sections of Town, 
many volunteer hours were spent by 
members at the Emergency Operating 
Center at Town Offices, and at 
emergency location. Many surveys 
were conducted by local, State and 
Federal agencies for funding. Many 



storm, tornado, hurricane watches 
and hazardous materials incidents 
were monitored by the Emergency 
Management Committee. The Committee 
meets the second Tuesday of each 
month, preparing various reports for 
Federal and State emergency agen- 
cies, various forms and reports for 
surplus equipment at the 
Massachusetts Surplus Warehouse in 
Taunton. Many volunteer hours were 
spent this past year by the Emer- 
gency Coordinator and members at 
seminars of natural disasters, 
radiology and government management. 

We wish to thank the Board of 
Selectmen, Executive Secretary, all 
town department heads and personnel 
for the outstanding cooperation 
received during this most trying 
year . 

Respectfully submitted: 

Walter R. Hedlund 
Emergency Coordinator 



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CELEBRATIONS COMMITTEE 



Walter R. Hedlund, Chairman 

James D. Byrd, Jr. (Resigned 9/87) 

Raymond Day 

James K. Gifford 

Charles Marderosian 

The Celebration Committee this past 
year was very active in coordinating 
and preparing for the Annual 1987 
Fourth of July Celebration. Again 
special thanks to all the organi- 
zations that participated in the 
Celebration, Chelmsford Lodge of 
Elks, ^7o. 2310 for funding and 
organizing the 1987 Annual Parade, 
the Chelmsford Lions Club for their 
funding and planning of 1987 Annual 
Country Fair on the Common, 
Chelmsford Art Society, Chelmsford 
Community Band, Alpine Square 
Dancing Club, Chelmsford Jaycees for 



Road Races, Chelmsford American 
Legion Post 212 ,' Chelmsford High 
School Band, Nashua Spartans for 
Drum and Bugle contest, Patchwork 
Theatre, Jazz Band Combo, special 
thanks to the various churches in 
the Center Common area for their 
various activities and use of their 
parking areas. We thank all person- 
nel of the Police, Fire, Public 
Works and Park Departments for their 
assistance. Many thanks for the 
many volunteers hours by the 
Chelmsford Auxiliary Police and 
their Explorers Troop, the Town 
Celebration Committee is in the 
process of making plans for the 
Annual 1989 Fourth of July Cele- 
bration. 

Respectfully submitted: 

Walter R. Hedlund, Chairman 



CONSERVATION COMMISSION 



Members 

James H. McBride 
Judith Hass 

William "Bob" Greenwood 
Charles Galloway 
Dr. John Droescher 
John D. Scott 
Karen G. Flynn 
Marjorie Hennessy 



Responsibilities 



Term Expires 



Chairman 


1989 


Land Acquisition 


1990 


Wetlands 


1988 


Clerk & Reservation Mgt . 


1988 


Wetlands 


1990 


Treasurer & Land Acq. 


1988 


Wetlands 


1989 


Secretary 





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The Conservation Commission conti- 
nues to keep as its primary goal the 
preservation of the natural and 
desirable aspects of the Town of 
Chelmsford. 

The duties associated with the local 
administration of the Wetlands 
Protection Act easily absorb most of 
the time and effort of the Commis- 
sion members. A total of thirty-one 
public hearings were held this year 
in accordance with Chapter 131, 
Section 40 of the Massachusetts 
General Laws. After careful review 
of each proposed plan, the Commis- 
sion issued thirty Orders of 
Conditions and one is still pending. 
Thirteen hearings were also held for 
Determination of Applicability of 
the Wetlands Protection Act and 
twelve Negative Determinations and 
one Positive Determination were 
issued. 



Community involvement in advising 
the Commission when wetlands 
transgressions begin to happen has 
been a tremendous help in assisting 
the Commission with the protection 
of the Town's wetland areas. 
Cooperation between Town Boards has 
enabled the Commission to inform a 
developer at the beginning stages of 
the development that a filing with 
the Commission would be necessary. 
This helps to avoid costly and 
unnecessary expenses on the part of 
the Town and the developer. 

There has been some work done by the 
Chelmsford Garden Club to upgrade 
conditions at the Wright Reservation 
and the Commission has plans for 
additional work to be done there. 



GENERAL INFORMATION 



Incorporated 

Type of Government 

Location 



County ..... 
Land Area ..... 
Population. .... 
Assessed Valuation Rate 1987 

Tax Rate ..... 

United States Representative 
in Congress - 5th Cong. District 

State Senator .... 

Representative in General Court 
16th Middlesex District . 

Accounting Department 
Assessors Office 



May, 1655 
Town Meeting 

Eastern Massachusetts, bordered by 
Lowell and Tyngsborough on the North, 
Billerica on the East, Carlisle on the 
South, and Westford on the West. It is 
24 miles from Boston, 40 miles from 
Worcester and 225 miles from New York 
City 

Middlesex 

22.54 square miles 
31,315 

$1,484,355,124 (Real Estate) 
531,850,038 (Personal Property) 
S15.56 ($15,295 Residential - 
$16.34 Commercial) 

Chester G. Atkins, Concord 
Carol C. Amick, Bedford 

Carol C. Cleven, Chelmsford 

Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Monday Evenings, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
(Except June, July & August) 



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Board of Health 








. Monday 


thru Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 


Highway Department 












Office 


. 




. 


. Monday 


thru Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 


Garage 






. 


. Monday 


thru Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm 


Public Libraries 












Adams Library . 


* 




• 


. Monday 
Friday 
Sunday 


thru Thursday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm 
& Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm 
(Oct.- April), 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 


Children's House 


• 




• 


. Monday 
Friday 


thru Thursday, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm 
& Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm 


McKay Library . 


• 




•' 


. Monday 
Friday 


thru Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm 
& Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm 


School Superintendent 








. Monday 


thru Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 


Selectmen's Office 








. Monday 


thru Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 


Town Clerk. 








. Monday 
Monday 


thru Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Evenings 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 










(Except June, July & August) 


Tax Collector & Treasurer. 




. 


. Monday 


thru Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 










Monday 


Evenings 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 










(Except June, July & August) 


Veterans' Agent 








. Monday 
MEETINGS 


thru Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 


Annual Election 


First Tuesday in April, 9 Precincts 


Annual Town Meeting 


Last 


Mon 


day in April, McCarthy Middle School Gym 


Selectmen 


7 


00 


pm 


- every other Monday, Town Offices 


School Committee 


7 


30 


pm 


- every other Tuesday, Parker School 


Planning Board 


7 


30 


pm 


- 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, Town Offices 


Appeals Board 


7 


30 


pm 


- 4th Thursday, Town Offices 


Conservation Commission 


8 


00 


pm 


- 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, Town Offices 


Board of Health 


7 


00 


pm 


- 1st Tuesday of month, Town Offices 


Housing Authority 


7 


30 


pm 


- 1st Tuesday of month, 10 Wilson Street 



COMMISSION ON HANDICAPPED AFFAIRS 



Commission meetings are held the 
last Tuesday of the month at the 
Chelmsford Town Offices. 



Accessibility studies were done on 
some restaurants, condominiums and 
churches . 



The Commission worked enthusiasti- 
cally during the year and met once a 
month. 

Some of the Commission's endeavors 
were viewing plans for new construc- 
tion and renovations, and acting in 
an advisory capacity regarding 
accessibility. The Library was one 
such endeavor. 



Several goals were established, with 
top priority being a townwide survey 
to determine the various disabil- 
ities, and the number and the needs 
of these disabled citizens. 
Accordingly, the Commission will 
work on these areas. 



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Respectfully submitted, 
Regina A. Wojcik, Chairman 
Nancy Desjardin, Secretary 
Paul Logan, Treasurer 
Alice Beauvais 
Mary St. Hilaire 



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COUNCIL ON AGING 



Ashton Ricker, Chairman 

Christina Ahearn, Vice Chairman 

Kathleen McDonald, Secretary 

Allen Bennett 

Esther Christensen 

Robert Clough 

Paul Dube 

Annette Holtzman 

Howard Moore 

Fern Ricker 

Verne E. Woodward 

In Memoriam: John Cryan 



Senior Center Approval ; 

1987 was a year of historical 
significance for all citizens of 
Chelmsford. For at the Special Town 
Meeting held in April, town resi- 
dents by a nearly 2 to 1 ratio, 
approved funding to build a new 
Senior Center at the site of the old 
North School. For the older 
citizens this will mean a modern 
center where activities can take 
place, where meals can be eaten, 
where medical needs can be attended 
to, and above all a place where 
seniors can socialize, feel comfor- 
table and be productive. For the 
future generations, it will be a 
legacy of accomplishment and 
foresight . 



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With funding approved, two new 
committees were immediately organ- 
ized with distinct objectives. The 
first was the Senior Center Building 
Committee which is responsible for 
reviewing architectural plans on a 
monthly basis, for approving 
modifications as needed, and 
generally for making sure that the 
overall planning and construction 
proceeds in a timely and efficient 
manner. 

The second is the Friends of the 
Senior Center Furnishing and Support 
Committee which is chaired by Mr. 
Gene Raby and made up of twenty-five 
members. It is their task to raise 
money for the furnishing and support 
services that will go into the new 
center. At the end of 1987, over 
$81,000 has been realized and 1988 
will hopefully bring even greater 
results. Every business and person 
living in town will be made aware of 
our drive by year's end. 

Facts and Figures : 

Tax and Fuel Assistance for over 250 
seniors 

Meals on Wheels - hot lunches for 
over 85 shut-ins each day 

A Congregate Lunch Program at the 
McCarthy School for 125 seniors 
daily during the school year. 

Visits and phone calls to over 125 
elders each week by our 5 Senior 
Aides and Outreach Worker 

A bus service that transported over 
450 seniors on 4,200 trips to Dr.'s 
offices, hospitals, activities and 
shopping centers 

800 flu and pneumonia shots by Town 
Nurse, Judy Dunigan 



A 50% increase with outreach and 
activities at the senior housing 
complexes and improving relation- 
ships with nursing homes 



Respite Care for 58 
15,000 hours of service 



f ami 1 ies- 



403 referrals to the Merrimack 
Valley Elder Services Office for 
home care, legal assistance and 
protective services 

9,600 hours of volunteer service 
which made much of this possible 

A computerized listing of the 783 
donors who have contributed to the 
building fund 

Butter and cheese distribution for 
450 residents on 3 separate occa- 
sions 

Highlights : 

"Fall" and July 4th Fairs which drew 
us together as a group and enabled 
us to realize over $10,000 between 
the two events 

Christmas Party at St. Mary's Hall 
with a great crowd on hand to enjoy 
the singing of the Senior Choral 
Group 

Appreciation Luncheon in June which 
enabled us to express our gratitude 
to the many volunteers 

Getting the new mini-bus which 
provides seating for 16 plus 2 
handicapped persons 

Receiving the $7,984 Formula Grant 
award for 1988 which will allow us 
to continue our outreach and start a 
Friendly Visitor Program 

The bulk mailing of the November 
Messenger to the 3,400 homes of each 
senior resident of Chelmsford 



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The cooperative cooking classes with 
the library which specialized in 
International Cuisine 

Trips which offered excitement from 
Bermuda to Vancouver, British 
Columbia and also brought in $10,000 
for the Furnishing Fund 

The donation of a $3,000 copier 
machine by the Senior Citizens Club 

The many excellent speakers that 
came to us through the efforts of 
R.C. Director, Joan Connell and 
Activities Coordinator, Barbara 
Ren i son 



Friends : 



Renison joined us as the Activities 
Coordinator. Two new Senior Aides, 
Sandy McDonald and Gerri Spano, also 
joined the ranks. These changes, 
the addition of new people (1 town, 
2 federal), and a fine nucleus of 
dedicated and experienced staff 
makes for an agency that will do its 
best to deliver compassionate and 
professional services. 

Martin Walsh, Director 

Joan Connell, Dir. Respite Care 

Barbara Renison, Activities Coord. 

Lennea Fader, Sr. Clerk 

Harold Whiting, Bus Driver 

Helen Palmgren, Meals on Wheels 

Coord. 
Lois Manty, Outreach Worker 



During the year, the Friends of the 
Senior Center cooperated closely 
with the Council on Aging. Since 
the Council is limited to policy 
making and administration, the 
Friends were able to raise and 
manage funds in support of the new 
Senior Center and its services. 
Individual Friends served on all 
projects and activities connected 
with the senior citizens. One 
outstanding example of this cooper- 
ation is the programming of all data 
related to donations and storing 
them in the Council's computer. 

Personnel Changes : 

It was also a year of changing faces 
and adding some new staff. In 
March, Director Kathy Robinson 
departed after eleven years of 
quality service and caring to spend 
more time with her growing family. 
Marty Walsh was hired to replace her 
and he is working hard to continue 
upon this excellent tradition. Rose 
DePonte retired as clerk for the 
second time in her life after two 
years of dedicated work. Lennea 
Fader replaced her, and Barbara 



Senior Aides: 
Mary Panzica 
Sandy McDonald 
Gerri Mcintosh 
Gladys Workman 

Senior Companion: 
Marion Gould 

And a large group of volunteers, too 
numerous to mention, who assist with 
every facet of the CoA operations 
and whose contributions are sin- 
cerely appreciated. 



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CULTURAL COUNCIL 



CURRENT MEMBERS 

Flavia Cigliano, Chairman 
Joy Chadwick, Vice-Chairman 
Marion Gould, Treasurer 
Pat Fitzpatrick, Secretary 
Eleanor Bragdon 
Helen Glinos 
*Ivor Hartley 
Eric Hoover 
James Turcotte 

♦deceased 6/87 

MEETINGS 

The second Monday of each month. 
The second and fourth Monday of 
March and October. 

The principal function of the 
Chelmsford Cultural Council is to 
administer funds allocated to the 
Town of Chelmsford by the 
Massachusetts Arts Lottery Council. 
Twice annually, in March and 
October, grant applications for 
these funds are made available to 
nonprofit arts and cultural organi- 
zations whose projects will benefit 
the residents of Chelmsford. In 
1987 thirty-four grant proposals 
were either partially or fully 
funded by the Cultural Council. 
Grant applications ranged from 
individuals who received funds to 
underwrite the publication of 
original plays or poetry to large 
groups which received grants to 
undertake town-wide productions. 

Another facet of the Massachusetts 
Arts Lottery funding is PASS 
(Performing Arts Student Series). 
This program provides funds for the 
public school students of the town 
to attend performing arts events. 
Initiated in November, 1986, the 
program is increasing in popularity 
with both elementary and secondary 
school teachers taking advantage of 
the funds to attend musical and 
theatrical events with their 
students. 



The Chelmsford Cultural Council is 
also closely involved with the 
functioning of the Old Town Hall 
that serves as Chelmsford's Cultural 
Center. Numerous town-based 
organizations use the hall for 
special events or for regular 
rehearsals and meetings. 

The Cultural Council is currently 
looking into options for a sign for 
the front lawn of the Old Town Hall 
to advertise events taking place 
there. The sign should be ready by 
late Spring, 1988. 

In addition to continuing the work 
described above, the Chelmsford 
Cultural Council in the next year is 
planning to undertake a cultural 
assessment of the town in order to 
establish priorities for the 
disbursal of Massachusetts Arts 
Lottery funds. 



Respectfully submitted: 

Flavia Cigliano 

Chairman, 

Chelmsford Cultural Council 



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HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION 



Members : 

Harold J. Linnerud, Chairman 
Paul J. Canniff, D.M.D., Vice 

Chairman 
Harold J. Davis 
Richard 0. Lahue, Sr. 
John P. Richardson 

Alternates : 

Richard Burkinshaw 
William P. Logan 

Clerk: 

Mary E. Caffelle 

Meetings : 

The first Monday of each month at 
the 1802 Schoolhouse. Special 
meetings when and where required. 

During the past year the Historic 
District Commission accepted 30 
applications for Certificates of 
Appropriateness. Public hearings 
were scheduled for 20 of these, to 
permit public input. The remaining 



10 were deemed to have an insub- 
stantial effect on the District. 
For these, hearings were waived and 
abutters were notified by mail. 



These applications resulted in the 
issuance of 24 Certificates of 
Appropriateness and 3 Certificates 
of Non-Applicability. The Commis- 
sion denied 3 applications. 

The members of the Historic District 
Commission would like to take this 
opportunity to thank the citizens of 
Chelmsford and Town Officials for 
their support in preserving and 
maintaining the Historic District. 
A special thanks must be given to 
owners of property within the 
district who have been most coopera- 
tive in this important endeavor. 

Respectfully submitted: 

Harold J. Linnerud, Chairman 



HISTORICAL COMMISSION 



The Chelmsford Historical Commission 
works in cooperation with other town 
agencies to insure that the goals of 
historic preservation are considered 
in planning for future development 
in the town. It also acts as 
liaison between the Massachusetts 
Secretary of State's Office, 
Massachusetts Historical Commission. 
This Commission achieved many things 
in the past year: painting of the 
1802 Schoolhouse; completion of a 
number of house inventories; 
delegated Jane Drury to the Middle- 
sex Canal Association; hosted Boy 
Scouts and special needs children in 
the 1802 Schoolhouse; met with 
Liberty Hall SCVIA group to offer a 
plan for r evital izat ion ; hosted a 
meeting of regional historical 
commissions that was also attended 
by Massachusetts Historical Commis- 



sion officials. The future goals of 
this Commission include a revitali- 
zation plan for the old North Town 
Hall and the proposal of an historic 
district that would encompass the 
Vinal Square area. A meeting is 
planned to take place in that area 
in early spring. The Commission 
also monitors the development along 
scenic roads in Chelmsford as well 
as proposed demolition of historic 
buildings in conjunction with the 
Building Inspector. 

The members of the commission: 

Martha P. Sanders, Chairperson 

J. Perry Richardson 

Jane B. Drury 

Florence Gullion 

D. Lawrence Fadjo 

John Goodwin 



RECREATION COMMISSION 



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MEMBERS: 

Robert Charpentier, Chairman 

Evelyn Newman, Vice Chairman 

Harry Ayotte 

Robert Hayes 

Patrick Meyer 

Paul Murphy 

Joan Murray 

Ron Zylich 

Lorraine Murphy, Clerk 

The Chelmsford Recreation Commission 
is appointed by the Board of 
Selectmen. The Commission is 
charged with the responsibility of 
developing, administering and 
supporting programs and facilities 
designed to fill the recreation 
needs of the residents of the Town. 

The major portion of the Commis- 
sion's activities is, and always has 
been, connected with organized youth 
activities. The Commission provides 
very limited funding for these 
activities; its main contribution to 
their success is as a liaison 
between organizations and other Town 
authorities, including the School 
Committee, the Board of Selectmen, 
the Parks Department and the Varney 
Commission. Indeed, the success of 
these youth activities would not be 
possible without the continued 
cooperation of these community 
authorities, especially in the area 
of scheduling fields and gymnasiums 
for all recreational activities. 

Participation in the Summer Program 
continues to increase with the 
following activities being offered 
throughout the Summer months: 

Outside and inside basketball, 
tennis lessons, playground programs 
at Varney Playground, Westland 
School and Byam School, a swim and 
swimming lessons program at Freeman 
Lake, cross country track and field 
at the High School track. A seven 
week series of free programs for 



children is offered on Wednesday 
mornings throughout the Summer at 
the Town Offices gymnasium. A 
series of Concerts on the Common by 
the Chelmsford Community Band takes 
place throughout the Summer. 

The progress with the field mainte- 
nance program has been slow, but the 
capital outlay plan is assisting by 
permitting flexibility in the 
development of the outlined areas of 
concern. The Southwell Complex 
after much change and deliberation, 
should be reopened for general use 
by early May, 1988. 

The Recreation Awards Committee has 
helped three (3) needy youths of our 
community to attend clinics this 
past Summer. The very popular 
Summer basketball clinic held under 
the direction of Jon Aronie, made a 
donation of two (2) new sets of 
basketball hoops for the South Row 
complex. 

The pond at Roberts Field has been 
dredged and cleaned. This should 
make ice skating this Winter better. 

Michele Rugo, representing 
Chelmsford Women of Today, made a 
donation to the Recreation Commis- 
sion, to be used exclusively for the 
refurbishing of the Tot Lot at 
Roberts Field. A small start was 
made on this project before Winter 
and will be completed in the Spring. 

Through the efforts of the Conser- 
vation Commission, the Board of 
Selectmen, the Recreation Commission 
and Chelmsford Soccer Association, 
conservation land has been developed 
for use as soccer fields on Mill 
Road. Through the donation of labor 
and equipment by Drum Hill Construc- 
tion, funds donated by Russell Mill 
Swim Club, survey work donated by 
Howe Surveying, the use of a front 
end loader donated by Harry Ayotte, 
and the cooperation of the Highway 
Department, this project is well on 



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its way. These soccer fields should 
be ready for use by Spring of 1989. 

Finally, the Chelmsford Recreation 
Commission, the source of the 
inspiration for the Boys/Girls Club, 
has turned over the operation to the 
new incorporated group headed by 
President Judy Wilson. Once the 
feasibility study was successfully 
completed, it was necessary to turn 
the financial responsibility over to 
an independent body and its Board of 
Directors. It was indeed a very 
proud undertaking to inspire over 
100 volunteers into a sense of 
community responsibility. We wish 
them all the luck necessary to 
finally make this endeavor a 
reality. 



VETERANS EMERGENCY FUND 



Treasurer's Report to the Board of 
Selectmen January 1, 1987 through 
December 31, 1987 

Receipts and Disbursements 

Balance on Hand as of January 1, 
1987 . . . 511,852.76 

Add Receipts: 

The Central Savings Bank, Lowell, MA 
Interest . . 5219.73 

The Comfed Savings Bank, Lowell, MA 
Interest . . 346.89 

The Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, 
Lowell, MA 

Interest . . 478.62 



Total Interest Received 

1,045.24 

Total Balance on Hand as of January 
1, 1987 and Receipts 

$12,898.00 



Deduct Disbursements 



None 



Balance on Hand as of December 31, 
1987 

512,898.00 



Assets 

Central Savings Bank, Lowell, MA 
Account No. 128790 

S 4,107.25 

Comfed Savings Bank, Lowell, MA 
Account No. 4574000012 

3,734.53 

Lowell Five Center Savings Bank, 
Lowell, MA 

Account No. 440007431 

5,056.22 



$12,898.00 



Total Assets 

Liabilities 
Total Liabilities 



Total Assets, Less Liabilities 
512,898.00 

The year 1987 marked the fortieth 
anniversary year for the Veterans' 
Emergency Fund. It was established 
in 1947 by Town Meeting vote, after 
the proceeds for sale of metals 
during World War II, totaling 
$2,929.92 was turned over to the 
Town of Chelmsford, with the 
understanding that the funds would 
be used for the benefit of Veterans 
of World War II, and to be admin- 
istered by Veterans of that war. 

Through the intervening years 
numerous veterans have been helped 
in a number of ways, and several 
thousand dollars have been disbursed 
to assist these veterans. Aid is 
given in the form of material 
grants, such as medical assistance, 
fuel, light and rent and clothing 
allotments. In all these cases, the 
local Veterans' Benefits program, 
administered by the Veterans' Agent, 
was not able to offer help, due to 
various state regulations, and thus 
the Veterans' Emergency Fund was 
available to assist. Thus the 
Veterans' Emergency Fund serves a 
most unique purpose. 

The total assets of the fund now has 
reached the sum of $12,898.00 and 
consists of three bank accounts; one 
for regular savings for easy access 



to offer assistance quickly, and two 
accounts, both Certificates of 
Deposit earning interest at favor- 
able rates. 

During 1987, a year of stable 
economic conditions, we did not 
receive any applications for 
assistance. Thus the fund was able 
to grow more than $1,000.00. A 
treasurer's report also appears in 
the Annual Town Report. 

The list of names of present members 
of the committee is printed below, 
in the event that future applicants 
for assistance may wish to make 
inquiries for information. 



Prec 
Prec 
Prec 
Prec 
Prec 
Prec 
Prec 
Prec 
Prec 
Prec 
Prec 
Prec 



inct 

inct 

inct 

inct 

inct 

inct 

inct 

inct 

inct 

inct 10 

inct 11 

inct 12 



Robert E. Donaldson 
Russell S. Butterfield 
James J. Walker 
John J. McNulty 
George F. Waite 
Alfred H. Coburn 
Carl J. Lebedzinski 
Herbert T. Knutson 
Russell E. Starck 
Melvin P. deJager 
Harold C. Giffin 
Robert T. Clough 



The committee members extend their 
appreciation to the various Town 
Officials, to the Veterans' Agent 
and Staff, and town employees who 
have assisted the committee during 
past years. 



Respectfully yours, 

Town of Chelmsford, 

Veterans' Emergency Fund Committee, 

by: 

Alfred H. Coburn, 

Treasurer 



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CEMETERY COMMISSION 



Commissioners: 

Dr. Everett V. Olsen, Chairman, 
Term expires 1988 

Mr. Gerald L. Hardy 
1989 

Mrs. Charlotte P. DeWolf 
1990 



We anticipate you will be able to 
view a dramatic change in the 
appearance of each of the Cemeteries 
when the fruits of these extra- 
ordinary efforts become evident in 
the upcoming spring and summer 
months. 



The Cemetery Commission is pleased 
to take this opportunity to report 
to the citizens of Chelmsford on 
some highlights of the past year's 
activities. 

At the beginning of the year Mr. 
George Baxendale retired as Superin- 
tendent of Cemeteries after twenty- 
five years of community service. He 
has been succeeded by Mr. Frank 
Peterson, a retired industrial 
executive. 

At this time, the inventory of lots 
for sale remains at a satisfactory 
level after the addition of some 184 
lots in Fairview Cemetery. 

Considerable effort has been 
expended in new plantings and 
gardens. Based on comments from the 
public, this effort has been well 
received. 

Trees in the several cemeteries have 
been safety pruned to remove the 
hazard presented by heavy dead and 
diseased tree limbs. In addition, 
many trees and shrubs have been 
planted to enhance the beauty of 
each cemetery. 

The sprinkler system in Pine Ridge 
Cemetery has been extended to the 
easternmost end of the developed 
area, and planning for irrigation 
facilities at Fairview Cemetery is 
well underway. 

In addition to the normal routine of 
ground maintenance the Cemetery 
staff have done an excellent job of 
cleaning up the grounds in each 
Cemetery, in preparation for the 
next spring growing season. 



In the area of administration, 
microfilm of all records has been 
updated and a study is underway to 
consider modern computer application 
in this area to provide the public 
more rapid and easier access to 
their records. 

Many cost saving projects are being 
planned and implemented to control 
expenses and can be expected to 
impact future budgets. 

Considerable effort has been devoted 
to our historic Cemeteries. The 
tipped and broken monuments at 
Forefathers Burial Grounds and Heart 
Pond Cemetery have been repaired and 
reerected and similar work is going 
forward at Riverside Cemetery. 

In the area of housekeeping, 
overgrown shrubs in each Cemetery 
have been removed, all catch basins 
have been marked and cleaned, a 
section of flagstone walk has been 
rehabilitated and a new work area 
for the storage of loam and fill as 
well as leaf composting has been 
completed. 

During the past year there were a 
total of 104 burials in the Town 
Cemeteries, and 85 lots were sold. 

The Department turned over to the 
Town Treasurer a total of $49,115 
from the sale of lots, Perpetual 
Care charges and interment charges 
and fees. 

We wish to thank the public for 
their comments and criticism as well 
as their encouragement of our 
efforts this past year. 



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We also wish to recognize the fine 
work of our staff consisting of Paul 
Baxendale, Kenneth Frazier, Jorge 
Caires, Michael Gervais and Eileen 
Johnson. Also Cesar DeCaires and 
John Sousa who augmented the work 
force during spring and summer. 

In 1988 the Commission hopes to 
continue to enjoy your support in 
our efforts to improve our service 
to the community and in the main- 
tenance and restoration of our 
historical areas. 



APPROVED 

Everett V. Olsen 
Gerald L. Hardy 
Charlotte B. DeWolf 

FOR THE COMMISSIONERS 

Frank R. Peterson, Superintendent of 
Cemeteries and Secretary to the 
Commissioners 



Ambulance Study Committee 

Application for Appointments 

Appointed Town Officials 

Board of Appeals 

Board of Assessors 

Board of Registrars . 

Board of Selectmen 

Celebrations Committee 

Cemetery Commission . 

Chelmsford Commission on Hand 

Civil Defense Commission 

Conservation Commission 

Council on Aging 

Cultural Council 

Elected Town Officials 

Engineering Department 

Fire Department 

General Information . 

Health Department 

Highway Department 

Historical Commission 

Historic District Commission 

Housing Authority 

Inspections Department 

Nashoba Valley Technical High 

Planning Board . 

Police Department 

Police-Auxiliary 

Public Libraries 

Recreation Commission 

School Committee 

Sewer Commission 

Town Accountant. 

Town Clerk 
Warrant for Special Town Mee 
Warrant for Annual Town Meet 
Town Election Results 
Warrant for Special Town Mee 
Annual Town Meeting April 27 
Adjourned Annual Town Meetin 
Adjourned Annual Town Meetin 
Special Town Meeting May 11, 
Warrant for Special Town Mee 
Special Town Meeting Novembe 

Town Directory . 

Treasurer/Tax Collector 

Veterans' Emergency Fund Comm 

Veterans' Services 



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BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

TOWN OFFICES 

50 BILLERICA ROAD 

CHELMSFORD, MASS. 01824-2777 

CITIZENS ACTIVITY RECORD 

"GOOD GOVERNMENT STARTS WITH YOU" 

If you are interested in serving on an appointed town corrmittee, please 
fill our this form and mail to: Executive Secretary, Board of Selectmen, 
Town Offices, 50 Billerica Road, Chelmsford ,MA 01824. The filling out 
of this form in no way assures appointment. All committee vacancies will 
be filled by citizens deemed most qualified to serve in a particular capacity. 

NAME HOME PHONE BUSINESS PHONE 

ADDRESS AMOUNT OF TIME AVAILABLE 

INTEREST IN l^T TOInTN COMMITTEES 



PRESENT BUSINESS AFFILIATION AND WORK 



BUSINESS EXPERIENCE. 



EDUCATION OR SPECIAL TRAINING. 



DATE APPOINTED TOWN OFFICES HELD TERM EXPIRED 



REMARKS. 



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For Reference 

Not to be taken 
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TOWN DIRECTORY 



Accounting: 256-3621 
Assessors: 256-2031 
Board of Appeals Clerk: 

(12:30 - 4:30 pm) 
Building Inspector: 25 

(Yard Sales, Kennel & 
Cemetery Garage: 256-8 
Community Teamwork: 4 59 
Conservation Commission 

(12:30 - 4:30 pm) 
Council on Aging: 256- 
Dog Officer: 256-0754 
Fire Department: 256-2 
Gas Inspector: 256-834 
Health Department: 256 
Highway Department: 2 5 

Garage: 251-4841 
High School: 251-8792 
Housing Authority: 256 
Libraries: . Adams: 256 
McKay: 2 51 
Mass. Electric Co.: 45 
Park Dept. Garage: 256 
Planning Board Clerk: 
Plumbing Inspector: 45 
Police Department: 256 
Post Office (Center) : 
Recreation Commission: 

(8:30 am - 12:30 pm) 
Registry of Deeds (Lowe 
Registry of Motor Vehic 
School Administration: 
Selectmen: 256-2441 
Sewer Commission: 250- 
Supt. of Public Bldgs. : 
Town Clerk: 256-4104 
Town Engineer: 256-120 
Treasurer/Tax Collector 
Veterans' Agent: 256-2 
Water Dept. (Center) : 
Welcome Wagon: 663-403 



256-7164 

6-8346 

Bldg. Permits) 

671 

-0551 

: 256-7164 

0013 

543 
7 

-2061 
6-2161 



-7425 
-5521 
-3212 
9-1431 
-5073 
256-6491 
3-2746 
-2521 
256-2361 
256-0028 

11) : 458-8474 
les: 459-9397 
251-4981 

1727 

256-0577 



: 256-2122 
122 

256-2381 




Welfare (Lowell) : 454-8061 
Wiring Inspector: 256-8347 
24-hr. Juror Hotline 1-800-792-5117 
POLL LOCATIONS FOR ELECTIONS 



Precinct 1 
Precinct 2 
Precinct 3 
Precinct 4 
Precinct 5 
Precinct 6 
Precinct 7 
Precinct 8 
Precinct 9 



Town Offices Gym 
Harrington School Gym 
Harrington School Gym 
Westlands School 
Byam School Cafetorium 
Westlands School 
McCarthy Middle School 
McCarthy Middle School 
Town Offices Gym 



U. S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy 

JFK Federal Bldg. Boston, MA 02202 

431 Russell Office Building 

Washington, DC 2 510 

U. S. Senator John F. Kerry 

10 Park Plaza 

Boston, MA 02116 

362 Russell Office Building 

Washington, DC 20510 

C ongressman Chester G. Atkins 

1429 Longworth House Bldg. 

Washington, DC 20515 

State Senator Carol C. Amick 

Room 416A State House 

Boston, MA 02133 722-1572 

Home: 18 Crescent Rd., Bedford 275-2644 

State Representative Carol eleven ' 

Room 36 State House 

Boston, MA 02133 722-2470 

Home: 4 Arbutus Ave., Chelmsford 

256-5043 

Middlesex County Commissioners 

Superior Courthouse 494-4100 

East Cambridge, MA 02141